Students in Barnsley have been commended by the council’s Cabinet spokesperson for People (Achieving Potential) following the announcement of this summer’s A Level results, which saw Penistone Grammar School move in the Top 5% of A Level Providers in the Country.
Overall in Barnsley, students have received a pass rate of 98.7% which is above the national average of 97.6%. With that, the A*- A pass rate has increased from 15% in 2017 to 20.8%.
At Penistone Grammar this year, 45.8% of the grades achieved were A* and As, which is more than double the 2017 results. Paul Crook, Principal, said: “Our students are amazing individuals who work incredibly hard. These results are recognition of the commitment they have shown not only to their studies but to embracing life as part of our learning community.”
Whilst Barnsley Sixth Form College has seen 98.4 % of students pass. Barnsley College has also achieved a rise in the A* to A pass rate from the 2017 results.
Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for People (Achieving Potential), said: “The results received by Barnsley students today demonstrate both the hard work and talent of their students and the dedication of all staff who have supported their learning. This is particularly admirable in a time of significant changes in education and historic underfunding by central Government.
“On behalf of Barnsley Council, I’d like to offer my sincere congratulations to all students at this important milestone in their learning and development. Our ambition is for every young person to achieve their goals - whether, through a placement, higher education, or employment, and today marks the first step towards their future career.”