YSGOL Dinas Bran have celebrated their student’s success as A-level results surpass the national average.

The school reports that the pass-rates at A-level are very pleasing with over three quarters of grades awarded at A*-C, well above national averages and nearly 30 per cent achieving A* and A grades.

Stand-out subjects include Chemistry, Design and Technology, French, Further Mathematics, History and Physics – which all celebrated the fact that every student passed with an A*-C.

Headteacher, Mark Hatch, said: “We are delighted with these results. A-levels are hard exams and the students have worked hard and deserve their success. We wish them well for the future, whatever their chosen route. A big thank you also to all the teachers for their tremendous work and support of the students.”

Early indicators suggest that the vast majority of students who applied to university have been successful in their first-choice applications.

The school gave special recognition to some outstanding performances from top students.

Laura McAndrew achieved four A* grades - in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and French - and will now continue with her studies doing Modern Languages in Newcastle University.

Zoe Nicholas also achieved three A* grades in Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry and is now going on to study Chemistry in Oxford University.

Emma and Lucy Brown both gained 3A* grades in Maths, Biology and Physics. Emma is going on to study Biomedical Sciences at Birmingham University and Lucy will be studying Physics at Birmingham University.