MORE than 1,000 Wrexham pupils celebrated success today after GCSE
results improved on last year.
More than half of students achieved the level two threshold indicator,
which means at least five A*-C passes including English or Welsh (first
language) and maths.
A total of 53.4 per cent met this target, an increase on last year’s
performance of 50 per cent.
And more than three quarters (77 per cent) of pupils in county schools achieved the level two threshold of at least five passes at A* to C without English or Welsh and maths, maintaining the improvement made last year.
In total, 1,209 pupils sat a broad range of GCSEs, vocational and skills qualifications.
Of these, 96 per cent achieved at least five passes at A* to G, an improvement of five per cent on last year’s performance.
Ysgol Bryn Alyn
Pupils at Ysgol Bryn Alyn in Gwersyllt celebrated a record breaking year of results.
72 per cent of pupils gained five or more A* to C grades and 48 per cent gained five A* to C grades including English and maths.
A whopping 99 per cent gained five or more A* to G grades.
These figures are all up on last year's results.
Headteacher Brian Whiteley said: "These record breaking results are a just reward for all the hard work of pupils, parents and staff.
"Fantastic year 11, well done.
"Good Luck in the next phase of your education and employment."
Record results were achieved for the second year in a row at Ysgol Clywedog.
Pupils achieved the highest results in the history of the school and the number of students achieving five GCSEs at A* to C grade has increased by 16 per cent since 2012.
Every student left with at least one qualification.
Headteacher Martin Hulland said: "These excellent results reflect the commitment and dedication of students and staff at the school and demonstrate the positive progress highlighted by Estyn in recent monitoring visits.
"I would like to place on record his sincere gratitude to all staff, students, parents, governors and members of the local community for their sustained support.
"The school is confident that these results reflect the changed ethos and clearer sense of direction at the school.
"We anticipate a continued upward trend in terms of GCSE outcomes."
Ysgol Dinas Bran
There were scenes of great jubilation at Ysgol Dinas Bran in Llangollen as delighted students received their results.
All in all 99 per cent achieved a level two pass with five GCSE grades
or equivalent at grade C or above and 60 per cent achieved the level 2+ of
five grades at C or above including English and maths - a five per cent
improvement on last year.
Excellent results were achieved across many subject areas with several
having a 100 per cent rate of higher grade passes.
Headteacher Martyn Froggett said “The students have worked extremely
hard and fully deserve their results.
Ysgol Morgan Llwyd
EVERY pupil at Ysgol Morgan Llwyd walked away with a recognised qualification.
Staff at the school praised the number of students coming away with A*
and A grades.
Headteacher Carwyn Davies said: "I congratulate all the pupils on
their success and their hard work. I also thank the staff for their
hard work and for the support from parents. It is a day for the pupils
to celebrate and as a school we are delighted for their success.
"On behalf of all the governors and staff at the school we would like
to wish all the pupils well in their future studies and career paths
and look forward to seeing them back to study in the sixth form in
Ysgol Rhosnesni High School
Ysgol Rhosnesni High School reported record performances, with 95 per cent of pupils gaining five or more GCSE passes.
Almost 80 per cent achieving the level two Threshold of five GCSEs at A* to C grades and there were "significant improvements" in core subjects English, maths and science.
In total, 21 pupils achieved 15 or more GCSEs and one year nine pupil achieved an A* in higher maths.
Acting headteacher Nic Harrison said: "The school has made significant overall improvement in the standard of achievement at numerous levels and builds upon the previous successes in recent years and it is our goal to ensure that we continue to improve even further in the future.
"I therefore wish to extend my sincere congratulations to all the pupils who have worked tremendously hard to gain their qualifications and to wish them every success in the future.
"There have been some outstanding results this year with some impressive individual achievements.
"These improvements to academic results along with improved attendance in 2014 reflect the continued determination and commitment of the school to ensure the children at Ysgol Rhosnesni achieve their full potential and beyond."
Mr Harrison thanked staff, parents and governors for their efforts in supporting pupils through the exams.
STAFF and students at Ysgol Rhiwabon celebrated some of their best results ever with significant improvements in performance across a range of GCSE measures.
Almost 90 per cent of students achieved at least five A* to C grades, with the school being delighted to report a 12 per cent improvement in students achieving A* to C including English and Maths.
Vocational courses continued their excellent record of success at the school with a 100 per cent pass rate and more than 200 high grade passes achieved.
27 of these passes were at the Distinction* grade.
And every one of the pupils at the school left with at least one qualification.
Headteacher Alun Harding said: “I’m thrilled for all of our students, who have done so stunningly well. It’s a reflection of all the hard work they and the staff have put in over the months leading up to these exams.
"We’ve achieved some of the best results we’ve ever had and this is a testament to the determination and dedication of so many people. It’s fantastic to know that all of the phenomenal hard work put in has paid off.’’
Ysgol y Grango
Students at Ysgol y Grango in Rhos celebrated success in their results in style.
Headteacher Stephen Garthwaite congratulatde students for their "hard work and sheer determination to succeed".
He added: "They have shown real commitment to their learning and these excellent results are richly deserved.
"The students are a real credit to Ysgol y Grango and have been excellent ambassadors for the school. They have been supported by a team of dedicated and committed teachers and support staff.
"Special thanks must also go to parents for their continued support of their children and the school."
Brian Jones, chairman of the governing body, added his congratulations to all the students and staff.
Mr Jones said he was "extremely pleased" to see the school is continuing trend of year on year success.
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