THE anxious wait is over, A-level results day is here. Our photographers have been out and about at schools across Denbighshire and Conwy this morning. Here are the results on how schools and students have performed.


Prestatyn High School

PRESTATYN High School students have been described as a “credit” to the school following the publication of A level results.

The A level results for the class of 2017 have seen an 11 per cent increase in the highest grades at A level and BTEC. The number of students achieving A*-C has seen a 16 per cent increase across most subjects.

Glen Vernon, head of Prestatyn High Sixth Form, said: “These significant increases are unprecedented. All the students and staff have worked extremely hard this year and I am delighted to see them rewarded.

“The vast majority of students have achieved their potential and can now continue on to their University of choice this reflects real dedication, commitment and the support their teachers, families and friends.”

Neil Foley, who took up his role as headteacher in September 2016, was “absolutely delighted” with the improved result.  

“After pushing and demanding the highest standards from the students all year we are amazed with what our students have achieved,” he said.  

“They are a credit to the school, their families but most of all to themselves. They have done the hard work and now can go on and achieve their dreams. Well done to all staff and students”.

Anyone interested in enrolling in the Prestatyn High School Sixth Form is invited to attend the school at 1.30pm on Monday, September 4.

Top performers included: Holly Miller A*AA; Rohan Williams A*AA; Robin Back AAA; Mollie Jones D*D*D*D*; Mollie Herd D*D*D* and a Distinction; Olivia Ward AAB; Amelia Scott AAB; Sam Douglas AAB; Kieyara Tabingo D*AB; Daniel Furneaux AAB; Lucy Horsfield D*AB; Lewis Dawson ABB; Adam Forman ABB; Zarnaz Hadi ABB; Caitlin Rowlands ABB; James Salsbury ABB and Adam Wynne ABB.


Ysgol Glan Clwyd

SUPERB A-Level results have been achieved at St Asaph’s Ysgol Glan Clwyd, maintaining the high standards of previous years.

Almost a fifth of all grades achieved were either A* or A grades.

Meanwhile, 71 per cent achieved A-C grades and 99 per cent achieved A-E grades.

“Students and staff deserve praise for their hard work and dedication over the last two years,” said Ysgol Glan Clwyd headteacher Bethan Cartwright.

“The students should also be commended for their valuable contribution to extra-curricular activities and services to the community.

“Almost all students have obtained the grades or points score required for them to enter the university of their choice - attaining their personal, and often challenging targets.”

Ms Cartwright added: “We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our students the very best as they take the next step in their careers, and thank their parents/guardians, who have given valuable support to their children and the school over the years.”


Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan

YSGOL Emrys ap Iwan is celebrating another set of “outstanding” results with a second year of 100 per cent pass rate. 

All learners at the Abergele school achieved two good grade passes and almost a third of learners attained two A*-A grades.

Many students now gearing up to start their degrees at university, with others heading off for apprenticeships. The school said that the “joy of the results” is that nearly all pupils are able to take up their first choice.

Lee Cummins, headteacher, said: “The learners have once again achieved an excellent set of results. This is the second year the school has achieved great A level results with all learners getting two good A level passes.  

“I am particularly pleased that the most able learners have achieved the very top grades at AS and A level. Students have excelled in both traditional and vocational subjects including sports science, hair and beauty and health and social care. Their excellent performance will allow our students to continue their life-long learning journey.”

A level student Chloe Mainon, aged 17, achieved 2 A* history & psychology, 2 As English literature and skills challenge, said: “I am relieved and pleased as this means I have secured my place to study history at Emmanuel College in Cambridge.”

The school‘s serving Head Boy Alex Whatron exceeded all expectations in getting the equivalent of 4 A*-A in sports and exercise science and topped this off with an A* in his Skills Challenge Certificate.

Head Girl Emma Gizzi is gearing up to take her place at the Performance Preparation Academy in Guildford to study Musical Theatre.

Joel Cunnah chose to stay at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan an extra year to improve his A level results. It proved to be a good decision as he now has an A* in physics and 3 Bs in chemistry, biology and maths. He had secured a place at Kings College London last year but his first choice was Manchester University. 

Students in year 12 performed equally well with some exceptional performances in this year group. Many learners in the year group achieved 2 A*-C grades at AS Level with two learners who achieved the equivalent of 7 A grades between them.

Any students wishing to enroll on courses for 2017-18 can contact Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan on or visit the school on Friday, September 1 between 9am and 11am.


Rhyl Sixth Centre

Rhyl Sixth Centre is celebrating after students achieved a 100 per cent pass rate. 

Scores of students sat A level exams at the centre - one of Grwp Llandrillo Menai’s campuses across North Wales that deliver A levels.

Sian Brown, of Rhyl, gained an A* in biology, an A in maths and an ‘A’ in chemistry. She is now going to study medicine at Newcastle University.

Sara, who is aiming to become a doctor, said: “I feel ecstatic. My time at Rhyl Sixth has been wonderful.”

Imogen Smith, of Prestatyn, gained an A* in psychology, B for biology and a B for chemistry. She is now taking a gap year before going on to study either biomedical science or neurological science at university.

Niamh Hunniford, of Rhyl, got an A for English language, a B in sociology, a B in psychology and a B for her Welsh Baccalaureate. She is now going on to study psychology at the University of Liverpool.

Wesley Taylor, of Rhyl, gained an A* for sociology, a ‘C’ for history and an ‘A’ for his AS-level in psychology. Next year, he will be finishing off his A levels at the Rhyl Sixth before going on to university.

Dafydd Evans, Grwp’s chief executive, said: “This is fantastic news for our students and sets them up very well for a successful future whether in higher education or in the workplace.

“May I take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who received their results today. I wish you every success in the future and would like to thank you for being an important part of the community here at Grwp Llandrillo Menai.”