Children across Barnsley have been receiving their GCSE results today.
We’ve been collecting the GCSE results from schools across the borough and will continue to receive more results as the day goes on. We’re extremely proud of what pupils have achieved in what has been such a difficult year. Almost all schools have seen improvements compared to 2019, the last year when students sat exams.
In 2020, GCSE pupils were centre assessed based on what their teachers expected them to achieve in exams. However, this year, students have been given a teacher assessed grade that considers a range of evidence, including practice exams and coursework.
We’ve also seen fantastic A-Level results this year, which is very encouraging to see Barnsley pupils progressing and moving onto the next step in their education or work life.
Cllr Trevor Cave, Cabinet Spokesperson for Children's Services, said: “It’s been a really difficult year for all students in Barnsley, but we are so proud of what they’ve achieved. The students have demonstrated great hard work and commitment and shown that every school day really does count. I’d like to congratulate them and wish them well for the future.
“My sincere thanks also go to school staff who are dedicated to helping our young people achieve their potential. We remain committed to working with all our schools through the Barnsley Alliance to continue to improve the education of every child in the borough and make Barnsley the place of possibilities.”
The Barnsley Children and Young People’s Plan 2019-22 contains details of how Barnsley’s Children and Young People’s Trust aims to provide significant improvements in outcomes for children, young people and families throughout the borough.