WREXHAM students collected their GCSE results today (Thursday August, 24) to find out how well they did after all their studying and hard work.

Wrexham Councillor Phil Wynn, lead member for Education wanted to congratulate students for their efforts.

He said: “Every pupil receiving their GCSE and other results today should be proud of their achievements during challenging times.

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"I wish you all well as you head on to further education, work or training.”

St Joseph's Catholic and Anglican High School

Christopher Wilkinson, headteacher, said: "It is with great pride that I commend the success of all our pupils for such an outstanding set of GCSE results this year. Yet again, our pupils perform amongst the very best in Wales."

He added: "Once again there has been superb performance across the core subjects. However, success in  English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics continues to be unrivalled.

"As a church school, we continue to be proud of our pupils achievement in Religious Education, where over 44% of pupils achieved A*/A grades. There are too many subject successes to relay here, needless to say, there are outstanding achievements across all subjects."

Katie Edwards, Calen Hallam, Pippa Jones, Glibeus Palaganas and Molly Stanley achieved an incredible 14 A*'s.

Rachel Bygrave, Lottie Conway, Lucy Edwards, Georgia Ellams, Orpheus Ioannidis, Krystian Machon and Eleanora Abbiati achieved a fantastic 13 A*'s.

Over a third of Year 11 pupils achieved 5 or more A*/A grades. This continues to be a real strength of the school and makes up part of the 542 A*/A grades achieved and just over a quarter of all grades awarded. 

Darland High School

The school has welcomed, for a second year running, impressive gains in core subjects with English results reaching 80% A*-C and many students achieving A* - A grades across the board.

Stewart Roberts, Assistant Headteacher said: “We are delighted to be celebrating success across the board today, with students achieving well in all subjects.

"We are happy that our students have achieved the grades to go on to further study, apprenticeships and other pathways for their future”.

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There were also some outstanding individual performances including: Emily Collins (9 A*s and distinction in Additional Mathematics), Ffion Bellis Edwards (7A*s and 3As) who is going on to study Maths, Physics and Economics at Yale College, Oscar Brookman (6A*s ,1A , 3Bs and distinction in Additional Mathematics) who is going on to study Maths, Chemistry and Biology at Coleg Cambria

The Maelor

The Maelor School is celebrating their highest ever GCSE results which are amongst the best in Wales. Despite press predictions that results nationally will fall, record numbers of pupils achieved grades of A*/A and A*-C.

Simon Ellis, headteacher said: “We always suspected that the year group would break all previous records but to do it so convincingly is astonishing. 

"These outcomes place the school as one of the highest performing in Wales."

Katherine Garratt-Smith, deputy headteacher said: “We have worked hard to demonstrate the importance of dedication and resilience to their studies. It's so pleasing to see the outcomes when their hard work has paid off. Much credit should be given to their hardworking parents who have supported them and us superbly.”

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Ysgol Rhiwabon

Mirroring last year, an increased number of students have secured the highest grades A*/A across all their subjects.

The Class of 2023 has displayed some outstanding individual achievements and a collective success which the school and local community can be proud of.

Melanie Ferron-Evans, headteacher, said: “This cohort has worked very hard to secure success and we are very proud of them. Staff deserve a special mention for working tirelessly to support and secure this success, supported by the school governors.

"On behalf of the school and the Governing Body, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, students and parents for their contribution to the incredible amount of hard work and dedication shown across a wide range of studies."

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"As Ysgol Rhiwabon students move forward, supported by the school, the results will enable our young people to further their studies, or to enter the world of work, as confident and successful individuals."

Ysgol Dinas Bran

Many students have achieved their grades and are excited for their future and next steps in their education.

Mark Hatch, headteacher said the results were very pleasing after all the hard work that staff and students had put into achieving them. 

"I am so pleased for all of the students that have worked so hard and gained fantastic grades.

"The students are still suffering post pandemic from having missed so much education, however, with all the hard work and dedication of the students, staff and parents they have done so well. "

Rhosnesni High School

At Wrexham’s largest Secondary School, Rhosnesni High, staff and students were celebrating another set of fabulous GCSE outcomes. 

Amongst Rhosnesni High School’s top achievers were Safia Alsaloom, Evan Beake, Charlotte Boothby, Mariam Diallo, Siena Galante, Madison Huxley, Alex Lavery, Ella Monks, Megan Swire and Emilia Zietara.

Andy Brant, headteacher, said: "Matching the record breaking results of 2022 was always going to be a huge challenge for us, but our young people have excelled yet again. We are delighted, but unsurprised, that so many of our Year 11 learners achieved the highest possible grades.

"As I say each year, Rhosnesni learners simply could not achieve results of this quality without exceptional teachers and incredibly supportive parents. I am very fortunate to lead this team.

"We should all feel immensely proud of what we have witnessed today. So many of our students have reaped the rewards of their ambition and effort. They really do deserve this success.”

Ysgol Morgan Llwyd

Rhodd Jones and Edie Roberts both achieved an outstanding set of results including 11 A*'s and 1 A. Osian Powell-Jones is another worthy recipient of a wonderful 1 A* and 11 A's.

The school was visited by Education Minister, Jeremy Miles, who met with the headteacher and pupils.

He said: "We've had some great results here at Ysgol Morgan Llwyd today. The school is doing fantastic things to provide the opportunity to young people locally to have their education through the medium of Welsh, including a brilliant immersion centre for those who don't have any experience with the language.

"I also think what Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have done to promote the Welsh language locally and internationally is fantastic."

The Leader: Jeremy Miles with students at Morgan Llwyd.Jeremy Miles with students at Morgan Llwyd. (Image: Joe Robinson)


Ysgol Y Grango

Students and staff at Ysgol y Grango are delighted with and are celebrating this year’s GCSE results.  

The grades achieved have enabled students to enrol on their first choice sixth form courses, with others securing apprenticeships, or places at college.

Amongst the 2023 cohort, there were a number of notable outstanding individual performances, including those by: Jamie Fortune, Catrin Jones, Faith Maxwell, Ben Roberts, Seren Saunderson, Ben Schleising, Daisy White and Amaris Williams.  Between them they have achieved an impressive number of A and A* grades in reward for their hard work and dedication. 

Victoria Brown, head teacher said: “We are extremely proud of all our students’ examination results, which are a testament to their diligence and resilience, despite the disruption to their secondary school education in recent years.  

"I would like to commend the efforts of our magnificent staff, who have helped our learners and given generously of their time to ensure they have had the opportunity to thrive and succeed.  

"Furthermore, I would also like to thank our governors, parents and carers, whose support has been invaluable. Congratulations to all our students and very best wishes for the future.”

 Ysgol Clywedog

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Today was a day of celebration and acknowledgement for our Year 11 students with so many achieving good and outstanding results. It was also the first time in four years when all qualifications were assessed solely on the basis of final written exams.

The school said whilst there are many students they could write about the following are worthy of mention: Keeley Langford and Maisie Lawson achieved 11 and 10 A*-A grades respectively and Samara Dghim and Kieran Monks who both secured 9 qualification at A*-A.

"We wish them and every other student all the best in their futures."

Alberto Otero, headteacher, said: “Our hard-working students deserve our congratulations for what they have achieved, for themselves, their families and their futures in 2023.

"It is so encouraging to see them secure their next educational destinations, whether it be sixth-form, college or apprenticeships. The Governors and I would like to thank all the teachers, staff and parents who have supported them so well over the years.

"It was a team effort that testifies to the school’s vision of each student being the best they can be."

Ysgol Bryn Alyn

Once again Ysgol Bryn Alyn students and staff are celebrating following the release of their best set of GCSE results today. YBA is delighted with yet another fantastic set of qualifications for the Class of 2023. 100% of YBA students achieved 5 GCSE qualifications with over three quarters of students achieving 5 or more at A*- C.

The school said a third of all students at YBA achieved A/ A* grades. The significant improvements in top grade performance in both English and Mathematics reflect the hard work and dedication put in by both pupils and staff with 80% of higher tier Maths students achieving A*-A grades.

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Excellent performances were demonstrated in both the Languages and Health and Wellbeing Faculties which achieved 100% pass rate across all curriculum subjects. There was also outstanding results in Expressive Arts with over 80% of students obtaining higher grades in Music.

Adele Slinn, headteacher, said: "We are delighted with the impressive outcomes our students have achieved this year particularly considering the return to formal examinations. Our amazing staff at YBA always go above and beyond to support our pupils to achieve the best that they can and this has been truly reflected in the record breaking results that our pupils have received.

"Our continued focus on wellbeing has ensured that our pupils have been best placed to achieve their potential. Today will be a day of happiness and satisfaction for our students and we wish them every success in their futures."