YSGOL Rhiwabon is celebrating another successful set of A-level results, a further improvement on last year’s excellent grades.

Staff and governors are proud of the achievements of the students as they prepare for university or the world of work.

The school reports that notable areas of success this year were a 100 per cent pass rate at level 3 and in the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate. The results also show that the majority of passes were at grades A*-C.

Ysgol Rhiwabon student Sophie Jones, 18, said she was delighted to achieve three B grades and a D.

She is now preparing to study nursing at Bangor University.

Sophie, from Cefn Mawr, said: “I was hoping for good results, but not expecting them. I was really pleased – I’m going on to do a nursing degree at Bangor now.”

Her mum Claire Evans told the Leader: “I’m so proud of her, she has worked so hard for this and she’s always wanted to do nursing.”

Sarah Bourhill, the school’s Welsh Bac Co-ordinator and sixth form teacher, said: “I’m so proud of the students. We have had a lot more unconditional offers this year, which is great. It has been about one a year in the past but this year we have had four.”

The results are a testament to the incredible amount of hard work from the students and teaching staff, supported by parents.

Headteacher, Mrs Melanie Ferron-Evans said: “We are very proud of our students and delighted with this year’s results. The grades reflect a huge amount of hard work, from the students and staff in the school, across a broad range of subjects.

“This allows our youngsters rich opportunities to further their studies at university or to enter the world of work as confident individuals. Their skills and expertise will secure them future achievements and we wish them continued success in the future.”