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School Results and Performance

The attainment at Barnwood Park for students has been maintained overall since winning a DfE ‘Most Improved School’ award. All teachers continue to strive to improve performance to ensure all students achieve and progress well, and enjoy their learning.

More detailed subject results for recent years can be found in the ‘Exam Headlines’ documents linked to on this page. The School Performance Data can be explored in detail at  Or contact the school. We are proud of the progress made in attainment and pleased to talk about it.

Data is validated data from the Department for Education.

§ Data for 2020 and 2021 was not required to be published by the school. It is included for useful reference. There are no Progress 8 scores for these years as these were not published by the DfE as part of the response to Covid-19. In 2021 exams were replaced by Teacher Assessed Grades. In 2020 exams were replaced by Centre Assessed Grades plus an algorithm to adjust grades if necessary.

*       The English Baccalaureate includes English, Maths, at least 2 science GCSEs, a language and a humanity subject (History or Geography)

#       Attainment 8 began in 2016. It shows average points for all students across 8 subjects, including English & Maths and at least 3 from Science, Humanities and Languages.  Progress 8 began in 2016. It includes all students and measures their progress from KS2 to the end of KS4

^       This is the most recent DfE data. 2022 refers to 2019-20 cohort. No data was published for 2020



In 2022 the country returned to exams after two years of teacher or centre-assessed grades.

Following an unprecedented two years of challenging disruption we worked hard to ensure that all students were fully prepared for the exams and we are very proud of the outcomes which the students achieved. We prepare all students for exams through explicit teaching of exam question command words, retrieval activities and a series of formal exams throughout Key Stage 4. We try to ensure students have enjoyable access to a knowledge rich curriculum and are able to show off their knowledge skills and understanding in their assessments with confidence.

Subject Outcomes

We are very pleased that nearly all of our subjects compare very favourably with National Results at standard level (Grade 4/C+) and at the higher level (Grade 7/A+), despite the fact that our 2022 cohort was below national average ability on entry to the school. When looking at Option Subjects, note that Option Subjects may have students with very different prior attainment. This may mean a lower grade still means excellent progress for the individuals in the subject.

Headline Measures