Hundreds of students across Wrexham and Flintshire celebrated after receiving their final GCSE grades.

Councils praised students across their counties following GCSE results day.

Cllr Ian Roberts, Flintshire Council’s cabinet member for education and youth, said: “On behalf of Flintshire County Council, I would like to congratulate all our pupils on their GCSE results this year.

“Once again our pupils have performed well and achieved high standards in these important examinations. I would also like to express our thanks to all the staff in schools who have worked so hard to enable their students’ success and to all the parents and carers who have provided support and encouragement to their children.

“I hope that these results will enable the students to proceed to post-16 education courses or to find suitable employment. Whatever course they follow, we wish them every success.”

Cllr Phil Wynn, lead member for education at Wrexham Council, said: “Students can be very proud of their achievements. 

“They have worked hard to do so well and I would like to congratulate them for their efforts and also to thank teachers, support staff and parents for their support to the students.”



ADELE Slinn, headteacher at Ysgol Bryn Alyn was very pleased with the results of the students across the board at the school.

She said: “Students at Ysgol Bryn Alyn have been working hard over the past two years to ensure they achieved the highest and very best results in their examinations.

“I am immensely proud of all of our students; they have worked hard to achieve excellent results.

“I wish all of our students the very best in their future endeavours.”


The school is celebrating outstanding GCSE results which are amongst the best in Wales.

With 84 per cent achieving at least a C in English, 80 per cent in maths and 88 per cent in science, the pupils have broken all previous records since the exams changed a number of years ago.

Outstanding achievers include Charlie Williams 10A*, 2A and Jennifer Ralphs 9A*,1A.

Headteacher Simon Ellis said: “As a year group they have shown tremendous dedication to their studies with a record number achieving 5A*/A and 100 per cent achieving at least five GCSE passes.

“Our students have exceeded their potential. I’d like to thank the hard work of the pupils, parents and teaching staff for yet again delivering these stunning grades.”

Deputy headteacher Lynn Lloyd, said: “ As a year group they were exceptionally well behaved and focused on their studies, I am not surprised that they have done so well.

“I know many are staying on to our sixth form, but I wish those who are leaving us for more vocational courses the very best of luck in the future. They have been a pleasure to work with.”


Delighted students celebrated their great results at Ysgol Dinas Brân.

The school has achieved some fantastic results again this year with more students gaining A*/A grades.

There are some superb individual performances - Sian Williams achieved 9A* grades, 4A grades and a distinction in additional maths.

James Nicholas achieved 8A* grades, 3A grades and a distinction in additional maths, while Sadie Reynolds also achieved 8A* grades and 3 A grades.

Headteacher Mark Hatch said: “I am so pleased for all the students that have worked so hard to achieve their results.

“We are very pleased with the results and we have more A*/A grades than last year, which is fantastic. There are so many students that have achieved great personal success and I wish them all the very best in their futures. I would also like to thank all the staff and parents for their hard work and support for the students.”


Ysgol y Grango is extremely pleased with their GCSE results and wish to congratulate all pupils on their success.

This year, the school gained a record number of A* and A grades which reflects the hard work, commitment and perseverance shown by both staff and pupils not only in preparing for the final examinations, but throughout the pupils’ time at secondary school. 

Five pupils recorded a full house of A*/A grades which is a tremendous achievement and underlines the school’s message of aspiration.

The results are also a reflection of the continued support of our parent body and their efforts to secure the best outcomes for their children.

The school is proud of the achievements of all its pupils and wish them all every success on the next step of their journey into college or the world of work. The results underline the continuing successes at Ysgol y Grango.


It has been another record breaking year for students from St Joseph’s Catholic and High School, Wrexham, as they received some of the best GCSE results in the country.

The Year 11 pupils achieved top scores locally in the Key Performance Indicators and as a church school were proud to announce 88 per cent of pupils receiving A*-C grades, with students, staff and parents praised for their commitment and passion in helping to make it possible.

Headteacher Chris Wilkinson said: “The results this year contain another series of ‘best ever’ performances for individual pupils, but also for the school.

“However, this year is extremely noteworthy as we excel in a whole host of indicators and surpass the 400 points mark in the new Capped 9 progress measure, placing us amongst the best schools in Wales, and certainly in the locality.

“It is therefore with great pride that I commend all pupils and every member of staff for such a strong set of results. 

“I am confident these pupils now leave St Joseph’s with a secure footing for the future, equipped with the skills and qualifications that will allow them to continue to flourish.

“I wish them all the very best for the future.”

The school is especially pleased with the performance of several individuals, with the following pupils of the class of 2019 receiving particular commendation:

Wiktoria Milcanowska and Dorian Somerfeld each achieved 15 A*/A, while Niamh Collins, Mary Hazel and Emma Hinde collected 14 A*/A grades, and 14 other pupils each achieved more than 10 A*.

More than one third of the students achieved five or more A*/A grades, which marks another significant milestone in the history of the school, and contributed towards the total of 455 A*/A grades.

The school is also celebrating excellent Welsh Baccalaureate results, and outstanding success in the Skills Challenge certificate, where 93 per cent of the cohort achieved between A*- C grades.


Catrin Pritchard, headteacher at Ysgol Morgan Llwyd said: “We are very pleased with the achievements of our students again this year across all subjects.

“Around half of our students achieved at least one A*/A grade with three of our students achieving an outstanding 31 A*/A between them. The staff and the governors congratulate each and every one of our students on their success.

“We look forward to continuing our working partnership with those students returning to our brand new Sixth Form block and wish all of our students the very best for their future.”

Top performers include: Elan Parry 11 A*/A and 1B; Lowri Holmes 10A*/A and 2B; Teleri Williams 10A*/A and 2B; Elis Martin-Jones 9A*/A and 3B; Osian Rhys Jones 8A*/A and 4B; Megan Williams 8A*/A and 4B; Laura Clifton 7A*/A and 5 B; Seren Downes 7A*/A, 4B and 1 C


The school’s staff, students and governors are celebrating another successful year of results in core subjects and across a broad range of courses.

The school is delighted to report every student is leaving compulsory education with a minimum of five qualifications.

This is as well as a significant increase in the number of the cohort achieving the upper grades A*- B across their subjects, with some outstanding individual performances.

Headteacher, Melanie Ferron-Evans said: “This is a year group which has worked very hard to secure success, attending lots of extra lessons and revision sessions and we are so proud of their achievements. There are some excellent individual performances.

“On behalf of the school and the governing body, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, students and parents for the incredible amount of hard work and dedication shown across a wide range of studies.

“The results will enable our young people to further their studies in further education or to enter the world of work as confident and successful individuals. We wish them continued success and happiness in the future.’’


Students and staff at Ysgol Clywedog had reason to celebrate after receiving record-breaking GCSE results.

The Wrexham school saw a 40 per cent improvement in the number of students gaining five or more A*- C grades, including in English and maths.

Headteacher Matt Vickery said: “I am thrilled and delighted with the performance of all Year 11 students.

“The results confirm the continuing improvements across the school, where academic standards have jumped significantly. There has been a record breaking success with a 40 per cent increase on last year.

“We are so pleased that our students have performed so well.

“These results are testimony to the incredible hard work and dedication of the staff and students at the school.

Everyone has worked tirelessly to achieve such outstanding success and is to be congratulated. I am very proud of what has been achieved and know that the students thoroughly deserve these excellent results.”

Mr Vickery went on to say how the results had been boosted by the school’s intensive programme of additional intervention and tuition.

He added: “This programme has been focused on getting the very best out of each individual student and as the results show, has proved to be highly successful.”

There were some exceptional performances at the school, including: Morgan Taylor (7 A* and 4 A); David Thomas (5 A*, 4 A and 3 B); Kashaf-Ul-Noor (5 A*, 3 A and 2 B); Dominika Jurczuk (A in A-level Polish, 3 A*, 4 A and 2 B); Cerys Owen (A*, 4 A and 7 B); Emma McCubbin (A*, 4 A and 5 B); Charlotte Hutchinson (5 A and 7 B) and Billy Humphreys achieved (5 A and 4 B).


Headteacher Andy Brant said: "We are delighted that so many of our students have achieved fantastic results. 

"Young people such as Emilia Voinea, Charlotte Davies, Holly Davies and Natan Sitarz have embodied our values and it is a privilege to share their celebrations. 

"A special mention must also go to Ellie Porter-Ames, who achieved excellent academic results and has been accepted by the prestigious Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA).  

"I would like to thank all colleagues and parents for their support and commitment.  Without high expectations and relentless drive, many students would not be heading proudly and confidently to the colleges or sixth forms of their choice."




Ysgol Treffynnon is delighted to report a great set of GCSE results with a significant increase in the highest A*/A grades this year.

Impressive progress has been made across the curriculum. Exceptional subject performances include English literature, French and food technology, which all achieved 100 per cent A*- C.

Amongst the highest attainers are head boy, Nathan Hall with 12A*/A; Matt Bodman with 10A*/A; head girl, Mabli Kadelka-Williams with 9A*/A; Leoni Jones with 8A*/A; and Ellice Gallagher with 7A*/A.

John Weir, headteacher, said: “We are all very excited by these results and the excellent improvements achieved this year. This provides a clear platform from which to continue our journey towards excellence.

“We congratulate all our students on their achievements and wish them every success as they move into the next stage of their education.

“These results reflect the hard work and commitment of all our students, teachers and support staff. I would like to thank staff for all the extra care, time and revision classes they provided as this has clearly made a difference.

“We are also very proud of the close partnership we have with our parents, carers and guardians and we would like to thank them for all their support throughout the year.”


Students and staff at Flint High School are celebrating again after receiving this year’s GCSE results which have seen a significant increase in all areas of performance, and in the number of students achieving five or more A*/A grades.

Headteacher, Jim Connelly, said: “I am extremely pleased with the strong GCSE results this year and congratulate all our year 11 students for their stunning achievements.

“I am particularly pleased with the big rise in the proportion of students gaining the top A*/A grades across all subjects, and I am delighted with the performance in triple science, French, history, and art.

“These results are testament to the hard work of all the students and staff and I would also like to thank parents and families once again for their continued support. We wish all our students happiness and success as they move up into our sixth form, or into vocational training or employment.”

Amongst the top individual performers are Olivia Parker, Olivia Burgess and Kristian Roberts who all achieved 13 A*/A grades, with Ffion Jones, Meg Roberts and Charlotte Harper all achieving 11 A*/A grades.


The school is pleased to report on the excellent results achieved by students setting them up for a really exciting future.

The school is particularly pleased with the number of students who achieved high grades across a range of subjects with particular success in English/English literature, mathematics/numeracy; science, history and geography.

The school has seen nearly a 20 per cent increase in the number of students achieving five higher level GCSE grades and is proud of its exceptional group of students.

Craig Burns, headteacher, said: “I am proud of our Year 11 students who have been an exceptional year group and worked extremely hard to ensure they achieved the grades they need to go on to further education, work or an apprenticeship.

“They deserve every success. St David’s High School continues to improve and I would encourage parents and their children to visit the school on Thursday 26th September for our Open Evening where the school’s new headteacher, Mr Richardson, will welcome parents and their children.”

High achievers include Liam Lonnergan 3 A* 4 A 3 B grades, Sebastian Garston 2 A* grades, 4 A; 4 grade B and Nirvana Wright 4 A*, 2 A and 3 B.


The school is celebrating after it was revealed that an unprecedented number of students have achieved higher grade GCSE passes.

Simon Budgen, headteacher, “The sustained hard work that has been invested by all students in order to achieve the results, which will enable them to proceed to sixth form, college or work-based training opportunities, has paid off.“As a school we wish them every success with their next stage of learning.”

Mr Budgen has also paid tribute to the dedication of staff and thanked parents for their support.

High achievers include Mae Lewis 9A*, 3A, Pheobe Hinton 8A*, 3 A, Isaac Kneen 7A*, 5A and Isabella Reidford 7A*, 5A.


Nearly half of the students at Argoed High School in Mold gleefully opened their GCSE results to find at least one A grade.

Thirty-three youngsters at the Flintshire school celebrated achieving one or more grade A’s in their chosen subjects, while 15 received at least one A*.

Following the release of the results, Paul Smith, headteacher, said: “We are incredibly proud of the achievements of all our pupils which reflect the hard work and commitment of our pupils, parents and staff.

“We have achieved some of our best results ever in the all-important STEM subjects of science, engineering and computer science.

“Nearly half of all pupils have achieved at least one grade A or better and there have been some fantastic individual achievements.

“Our head boy, Tom Sturt has achieved straight A* grades in every subject (11 A* grades and a distinction in further maths) and our head girl, Isabelle Ewing achieved 6A* and 4 As.

“There are also a number of students who have overcome significant challenges or hardships and made excellent progress throughout their time here and secured the results they had hoped for to move onto the next stage of their life. Well done class of 2019.”

Lewis Batty, 16, Asperger Syndrome, passed all of his chosen subjects, leaving his mum, Elaine Batty, ecstatic.

Thanks to his positive results, the teenager will now go on to study life skills at Coleg Cambria, Northop.

A number of other students from Argoed High School are now set to attend Coleg Cambria’s Deeside Sixth.

Among those to make that transition is Owen Thomas, 16, who will study maths, physics and computer science A-Levels at the institution after achieving 4A*, 5As, 2Bs and a distinction.


Elfed High School is also celebrating excellent GCSE results, with a number of outstanding performances ensuring many students are leaving with the academic achievements they need to move on to the next stage of their lives.

Headteacher, Alistair Stubbs said: “The students have worked hard during their time at Elfed High School and deserve everything that they have achieved.

“We have been proud of the skills that they have developed over the last few years and they now have the academic achievements that will open doors.

“I’d like to thank all staff at Elfed High School for their hard work and dedication.”


The school celebrated after a number of its students received outstanding results.

Rhiannon Lewis, Georgia James and Jess Hill all achieved a mix of A*, A and B grades.

Brandon Dowell was top performing boy at the school with 3A*, 3A and 3B.

While Mia Williams is off to LIPA (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) in September after achieving A* and A.

Assistant headteacher Susan Woosey said: “It has been a busy morning here but there have been so many happy faces.

“It is lovely to see all the hard work of this year group come to fruition and pay off with excellent grades. The pupils and staff are all very pleased with today’s results and I would like to wish them all the best for the future on behalf of the team at Connah’s Quay High School.”


Castell Alun’s exceptional number of A*/A grades were amongst the best in Wales for any school this summer, and indeed the award of the coveted top-end A* grades represent one of the best set of results in the history of the school.

At the stunning zenith of academic performance was Joshua Berdouk, who achieved an amazing 14A* grades to his name.

Connor de Winter scooped 13 A* grades, and, in any other year on record, the highest performers would certainly have been Ayden de Winter and Toby Rees-Slawson, who both achieved a mouth-watering 12A* grades.

Headteacher Paula Williams said: “We couldn’t be prouder of our young people. I would like to thank all parents, along with teaching and support staff who have worked incredibly hard to provide our students with guidance and encouragement and the best possible learning opportunities.

“At Castell Alun we seek to get the best for every individual and what matters to us is that each child achieves in-line with his or her potential, so that they can aspire to pursue the eventual careers of their choice.


The school would like to congratulate its students for record breaking results for another year with over a quarter of students achieving five or more A/A* grades.

On top of this, all students achieved at least five GCSEs which is an outstanding achievement.

Outstanding achievers include Rheagan Edwards and Phoebe Jones who both achieved 8 A* and 4 A grades.

New headteacher Catherine McCormack said: “I’d like to congratulate the whole school community on this fantastic set of results.

“I’m very excited to join such a hardworking team and to continue moving from strength to strength with the students, staff, parents and governors at St Richard Gwyn.”


Headteacher Jane Cooper said: “We are delighted with the success achieved by our Year 11 students this year.

“We are thrilled that nearly a quarter achieved five or more A*/A grades and more than 80 per cent of our students achieved at least five higher grade GCSE passes. I would like to congratulate all of our students on these truly outstanding results and wish them well in their futures.”

* All schools were invited to circulate their results and we published all those that we recieved today