GCSE RE­SULTS - PICS AND RE­PORT

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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

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