GCSE RESULTS - PICS AND REPORT
ANGLESEY council officials have hailed the island’s GCSE results, published last Thursday.
Portfolio Leader for Education, Cllr Meirion Jones, and Delyth Molyneux, Head of Lifelong Learning, said they were pleased with the achievement of island pupils this year.
Delyth Molyneux said: “The significant changes in many core subjects and performance indicators make comparisons with previous years’ results difficult.
“Despite that, we are glad to note that the percentages achieving grades A*-C [65%] and A*-G [98.6%] are higher than the national figures [62.8% and 96.9%].
“It is also pleasing to note the success of our young people in achieving A*-A (34%) in single science subjects, and success in the Welsh Baccalaureate at intermediate and foundation levels.”
The Head of Lifelong Learning, referring to the success of Anglesey’s pupils in optional subjects, added: “Success rates in individual optional subjects, such as the Humanities, Design Technology, and Art and Design, where the number of entries are relatively high, are good.
“This is testament to the dedication of our young people and their teachers, the high level of parental support and the emphasis placed in our schools on providing the necessary support and encouragement to ensure the success of every individual pupil.”
Education Portfolio Holder Cllr Meirion Jones added: “We would like to congratulate our young people on their successes this year, particularly those who have worked extremely hard to win their qualifications. We wish them the very best of luck as they move forward in their education and training.”
Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern headteacher Mrs Catrin Jones Hughes congratulated all of the school’s pupils on their results, also thanking staff for their continued commit- ment and hard work, as well as the parents for their continued support.
She added: “I wish every pupil all the best in the next stage of their career.”
Mr Clive Thomas, the head of Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni, on his school’s results, said: “This year’s results in science are the best ever with a 100% pass rate.
“School staff have gone the extra mile to ensure that all our pupils achieve their potential and almost all have gone on to do that.
“We congratulate everyone on their hard work and results.”
GWYNEDD Council has congratulated the county’s pupils on this year’s excellent GCSE results.
Councillor Gareth Thomas, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “These results are very good; the pupils are to be warmly congratulated.
“We want to see every pupil succeeding. I would like to thank the teachers for their hard work throughout the year.”
Congratulating the pupils on their success, Garem Jackson, Head of Education for Cyngor Gwynedd, said: “GCSE results are very good this year and reflect the commitment of our young people.
“Many congratulations to them for their hard work and success.
“It is pleasing to report that the percentage achieving grades A*- G [98.5%] is very good and significantly higher than the national average of 96.9%.
“This reflects the emphasis placed in our schools on inclusion, equal oppor- tunity and the success of pupils as individuals.
“The percentage gaining grades A*- C [65.9%] is higher than the figure for Wales [62.8%]. The figure for A* or A grades [21.3%] is also higher than the figure for Wales [17.9%].
“We can be very proud of these results.”
Mr Gwyn Tudur, the headteacher of Bangor’s Ysgol Tryfan, said: “We had a very successful day on Thursday.
“I would like to congratulate the pupils on an excellent set of results. Most of the pupils in the photos have received higher grades.
“Over 30% of our students received at least 5A/A* GCSE grades.”
More than 30% of students received at least 5A/A* GCSE grades at Bangor Ysgol Tryfan
Students collect their GCSE results at Ysgol David Hughes, Menai Bridge
Jessica Parry, Isobelle Rooke, Amber Wells and Molly De’ath, above, and Gwen, Jorja, Livi and Millie, right, from Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones, Amlwch, with their GCSE results
Students with their GCSE results last Thursday