A Level results across the county borough have started coming through – with students across Wrexham finding out if all their hard work has paid off.
The overall A level pass rate in Wrexham schools is 96.7% which is slightly below Wrexham’s 2016 performance.
Almost three quarters of the grades awarded were A* – C (72.2%), which is a slight dip when compared with last year’s performance. 21.4% of results achieved A*/A Grades.
The pass rate for Wrexham schools’ sixth form leavers achieving the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma qualification at 87.1%, is 7.5% above last year’s performance This year, 93% of Wrexham schools’ sixth formers followed the qualification which requires students to be successful in a range of traditional academic, vocational and skills qualifications.
Cllr Phil Wynn, Lead Member for Education said: “Our young people are to be warmly congratulated for their commitment, hard work and success. They, along with their families and schools, can be very proud of their achievements. I am particularly pleased to see the increasing numbers of our students achieving such success with the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification.”
Ian Roberts, Wrexham’s Head of Education said: ‘I congratulate Wrexham sixth form students as they celebrate their A level and Welsh Baccalaureate results. These results today are the culmination of many years’ commitment and hard work by our young people, supported by their families and schools. I wish all our students well as they move on to higher education, training or employment. “
Across Wales today’s results show that 75.3% of students gained A* to C, the highest since 2009, with 25% achieving A*-A.
In maths, Wales again outperformed England at A* and A* to C, with 19.4% gaining A*, and 80.4% gaining A* to C.
There has also been increases at A* in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
At A* to C the results have gone up in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography.
For All Subjects the performance of both male and females learners has improved across all of the grades.
Coleg Cambria are celebrating the college’s best ever results today with an overall pass rate of over 99%.
Sixth formers were delighted with their excellent results which saw a considerable increase in higher grade achievements. Highlights include:
over 99% A*- E
80% A* – C
51% awarded the top grades A*- B
23% awarded A*-A grades
58 A* grades and 169 A grades achieved
34 subjects achieved 100% pass rate
Sue Price, Principal at Coleg Cambria, said: “I would like to congratulate all our sixth formers on their incredible achievement this year and wish them every success for the future.
“These results reflect a tremendous amount of hard work by the students as well as the dedication and expertise of our teaching staff who have worked tirelessly to support and challenge them to achieve their potential.
“We are also very proud of the excellent achievement of our lower sixth learners who have guaranteed an overall pass rate of 93% with 67% higher grades.”
Jubilant sixth formers will be joining staff and their peers at special events later today when they will have the opportunity to celebrate the end of their journey with Coleg Cambria and look forward to new beginnings.
David Jones OBE Chief Executive of Coleg Cambria added: “We are delighted with the best results ever for Coleg Cambria which truly highlight the quality and excellence of our A Level provision.
“Many congratulations to our students at both Yale and Deeside 6th forms who achieved the success they deserve – we are very proud of each and every individual performance.”
Ysgol Morgan Llwyd
A statement released by the school this morning, reads: “A huge congratulations to all year 13 students on their success in the A Level examinations.
“Students at Ysgol Morgan Llwyd have again this year performed excellently in their A Levels and achieved great results, which is testimony to their hard work and commitment and the dedication of the teaching staff. We are extremely pleased that they have been able to secure places in the
universities of their choice.
“Particular praise must go to Tomos Jones who succeeded in gaining one A* and four As, as well as an A grade in AS Further Mathematics. Other notable successes are Katie Phillips gaining AABC, Harriett Lewis ABBC, Moli Williams BBBC, Chloe Jones A*BB and Meical Owen AAB.
“Ysgol Morgan Llwyd’s Art and Design department has once again received excellent results – congratulations to the Head of Department, Miss Leah Jones.
“We are also extremely pleased by the performance of our year 12 students – their results this year are among the best ever! Nearly 25% have gained at least one A grade and five students have secured an A grade in every one of their chosen subjects.
“Ysgol Morgan Llwyd would like to thank all of the students, their parents and the staff for all of their efforts and support in achieving the school’s success.”
The Maelor School
Staff and Students at The Maelor Sixth, part of the Maelor School, Penley were delighted that all the students hard work has paid off.
75% of grades achieved were A*-C and more A* and A grades were awarded than ever before.
Headteacher Simon Ellis said: “This year group has continued the tradition of achieving excellent grades and I’d like to thank the dedication and hard work of the students and the staff at the school.
“Examinations are constantly changing and for the students to do so well with new specifications is testament to their dedication and commitment to their futures.”
Director of Sixth form and Assistant Headteacher Penny Ellwood commented, “I am so proud of this year group, their hard work has paid off and I wish them well at University and with their apprenticeships.
“The Maelor Sixth continues to expand and provide a superb stepping stone between GCSE’s and further education, this was our largest year group ever at the school and I am so delighted that they have all done so well.”
Students and staff at Ysgol Rhiwabon are celebrating another successful set of A Level results achieved by the Sixth Form. Ysgol Rhiwabon is proud of the achievements of this year’s students as they prepare for university or the world of work. There are some excellent individual achievements which are a testament to the incredible amount of hard work put in by the students, their parents and teachers.
Notable areas of success this year were:
100% pass rate at level 3
71% pass rate A-C
Excellent results in all vocational subjects, where the majority of the grades are Distinction or Distinction Star level.
Headteacher, Mrs Ferron-Evans said: “We are very proud of our sixth form students. This year’s results reflect a huge amount of hard work across a broad range of subjects from the students and staff in the school.
“These results will allow our youngsters rich opportunities to further their studies at university or to enter the world of work as confident individuals. We wish them continued success in the future.”
Welcoming today’s results, Education Secretary Kirsty Williams, said: “I want to congratulate everyone receiving their results and thank pupils, teachers and staff for all their hard work. These set of results show an encouraging increase in the number achieving the top grades, with improvement in results across maths, biology, chemistry and physics.
“We have also seen the results go up across a range of subjects and I want us to continue to build on this. I am committed to making sure our education system provides pupils with the skills and knowledge they need for the modern world.
“Our ongoing reform of A-levels is an important part in our national mission to raise standards and extend opportunities for all our young people.”
Pictured above – students at The Maelor School