Celebrating Another Summer of Exam Success

Published 15 September 2023

We are again celebrating another year of fantastic exam performance by last years’ Year 11 and Year 13 cohort. The progress made by Year 11 students from when they started with us in Year 7 was once again extremely high and they deserve to be immensely proud of their achievements. Their hard work and dedication, supported by their parents and their teachers, has truly paid dividends.

At GCSE, a record figure of over 85% of all grades were at grade 4 or higher and well over a third of all grades were at grade 7 or higher. A fantastic 84% of students gained at least a grade 4 in both English and Maths, ensuring that they can smoothly progress to further study, with all doors open to them.  A total of 60 students achieved at least 8 GCSEs at grade 7 or higher, with Erin Clark, Aayush Joshi, Vaibavi Lakshmi Narayanan, Charlotte Lethaby, Adria Rumbauskaite, Annabel Maclean, Imogen Ciochon, Daanyal Begg and Ben Wigmore achieving an extraordinary total of 95 grade 9s between them. 

In Year 13, half of all grades achieved were at A* to B, and over 75% were at C or better. 22 students gained at least 3 A*/A grades or better, with eight achieving this high standard across four subjects. Special mention must be made of the achievement of Ollie Davey, Joe McClellan, Laura Mills and Aditya Sanyal in gaining four A* grades.

These results are particularly impressive given our open-access entry, providing opportunities for all students to achieve. Nearly 200 St Bartholomew’s students will be taking up places at universities across the country and many others have secured places on competitive apprenticeship programmes.

Our students’ successes lie not just in their academic progress, but also in the way in which they have been a real asset to the school as a whole, acting as excellent role models who have made a really positive contribution to the wider school community.  Whether they have progressed to St Bart’s Sixth Form, taken up places at college, university or on an apprenticeship programme, or are travelling other new pathways, we wish them all the very best as they move on to the next stage of their lives.