GCSE RESULTS: Denbighshire

Reporter:

Suzanne Kendrick

Students across Denbighshire will be picking up their GCSE results today (Thursday).

Below is a round up of all the latest results from across the county - this page will be updated as the results are announced. Please check back for updates.

GCSEs have been reformed; Wales and Scotland will keep the A*-G grading scale. In Wales, two maths GCSE qualifications will be taken by students, as well as new-style Welsh language qualifications. 

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YSGOL GLAN CLWYD

YEAR 11 pupils at Ysgol Glan Clwyd are celebrating excellent GCSE results. 

Due to the changes made to GCSE qualifications in Wales, the St Asaph school said they are not able to compare their performance with previous years.

A total of 88 per cent of pupils achieved A*-C in Welsh, with 75.9 per cent achieving A*-C in their Welsh Language GCSE.

89 per cent of pupils achieved A*-C in English, with 74.7 per cent achieving A*-C in their English Language GCSE and 70 per cent of pupils achieved A*-C in their Maths qualification.

Bethan Cartwright, headteacher, said: “We are very pleased once again to see so many young people succeed – it is a tribute to their hard work and determination, the commitment of staff, and the support of parents.

“Most pupils have exceeded their personal targets and many have achieved a raft of A* and A grades. They can now step forward confidently to their chosen post 16 pathway.

The majority of pupils in this year group have worked diligently and co-operated happily with staff and it is very pleasing to see them attain such commendable grades. They have also been fully supported by the school’s pastoral and mentoring schemes.

“The message is very clear – aspirational pupils who work hard, succeed. Congratulations to all the young people – we applaud their success. Llongyfarchiadau calonog i chi gyd.”

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PRESTATYN HIGH SCHOOL

PRESTATYN High School has bucked the trend of falling GCSE results in Wales by achieving “excellent” results including an “unprecedented” 19 per cent increase in the number of pupils achieving C or above in English language.

Many schools, across Wales, have seen their percentage of pupils achieving a C grade at GCSE in English, Maths and three other subjects drop significantly - some schools falling by more than 20 per cent.

Prestatyn High proudly claim they have minimised the impact of the new qualifications. Many “outstanding” individual performances have been achieved this year, with more pupils gaining A and A* grades.

Headteacher Neil Foley, who started last September, said: “These results are fantastic for our pupils who can now go on and study their chosen A levels. They are even more astonishing when you look at the national data and realise how much more difficult it was this year to achieve well in many subjects.  

“This is the culmination of 12 months hard work, grit and determination and I would also like to thank all of the parents for their support and the staff for their tireless energy”.

Enrolment for the Prestatyn High Sixth Form is at 1.30pm on Monday, September 4.

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RHYL HIGH SCHOOL

AFTER months of waiting, nervous pupils woke up this morning and headed to Rhyl High School to collect their grades. 

Claire Armitstead, headteacher at Rhyl High School, said pupils had worked “so hard” and the school were incredible proud of their results. 

She said: “We are really proud of our pupils achievements this year. They have showed a real resilience and determination and I'm delighted with what they have achieved.  

“Some have done exceptionally well.”

A special mention was given to the following students: 

Holly Jones - 2A*, 8As,1B and 2Cs; Niamh Drummond-Welsby – 6As, 6Bs and 1C; Imogen Kuavuz - 7As, 4Bs 1C;  Anais Payne - 1A* 6As, 3Bs and 3Cs; Dylan Hutchinson – 1A*; 4As, 6Bs; Lexy Wilson - 1A*, 7As, 3Bs 2Cs and Harrison Evans - 1A*, 6As, 5Bs 1C. 

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YSGOL EMRYS AP IWAN (CONWY COUNTY)

ABERGELE students were celebrating after each achieving five GCSE passes or more.

Pupils at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan produced a solid set of results. The school were said to be “delighted” with the individual performance of its learners.

Top grades were achieved by Patrick Davies who gained 5A*s and 7As; Melissa Berger gained 3A*, 3 As, 4 Bs and 2Cs; Sadie Wagstaff 2A*s, 7As and 1B; Jodie Jacklin 1A*, 5As and 3 Bs; Theadora McQuillan 2A*, 5As, 3Bs and 1C; Dylan Davies 4As, 5Bs and 1C; Samantha MacDonald 7As and 3 Bs; Jessica Liddle 1A*, 5As, 2Bs and 2 Cs and Yasmin Williams who recieved 1A*, 5As, 2Bs and 1C.

Lee Cummins, headteacher, said: “This is a fantastic set of results and is a huge success for everyone. I am particularly pleased that all of our learners have achieved five GCSE passes. The results show the dedication of the learners, parents and staff and I am once again pleased that together we have ensured that all our learners have done themselves proud”

“I am delighted with the increasing success of our learners to achieve such good GCSE results. This is very good news for our learners and everyone associated with the school. Learners of all abilities have achieved the results they deserve through hard work and commitment.

“I would like to thank the staff and parents for their hard work in ensuring learners are able to confidently move on to the next stage of their learning journey. They have all clearly risen to the challenge of ‘daring to achieve’ at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan.”

Staff were on hand at school to congratulate the learners on their achievements. Many learners have decided to continue their studies at the school and signed up for various A level courses on the day.

 

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