NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014.
Thousands of students across Wrexham are this morning waking up to the results of their A Level exams.
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Today’s results show a further improvement in the number of higher grades awarded, with 73.8% at A*-C being the highest ever for Wrexham schools.
In addition, there has been an improvement in the number of top grades awarded, with 7.7% achieving the A* grade (1% above this year’s best ever all Wales figure of 6.7%) and 26.9% achieving A*/A grades, which is well above the all Wales figure of 23.3%. This is set within the context of an overall A level pass rate of 97.2% which compares very favourably with the all Wales figure of 97.5%.
The pass rate for Wrexham schools’ sixth form leavers achieving the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma qualification is 88.8%, which is 1.7% above the all Wales figure of 87.1%. This year, 83% 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 Michael Williams, Lead Member for Children’s Services and 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 large numbers of Wrexham students achieving the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification.”
John Davies, Wrexham’s Head of Lifelong Learning says: ‘I congratulate Wrexham students as they celebrate their achievements. These results today are the culmination of many years’ commitment and hard work by our young people, supported by their families and schools. I am particularly pleased to see the increase in the number of students achieving the higher Grades A* -C, which exceeds the best ever performance across Wales. I wish all our students well as they move on to higher education, training or employment. Well done everyone and congratulations!’
The Maelor School have achieved outstanding A level results with every student in year 13 achieving the Level 3 threshold (2 or more A levels). The number of A* and A grades has further increased and 84% of A levels taken achieved grades of A*-C.
The Headteacher Simon Ellis commented “We are very proud of our students successes and we are delighted that so many of them have achieved their potential with the best available grades.
“All the staff and governors at the school with them success with their chosen courses at university”.
Pictured above is Sean Lea (1A*, 2A, 1B and Welsh Bacc) and Isabel Forster(2A*, 2A and Welsh Bacc).
Ysgol Morgan Llwyd got in touch with to say they are celebrating the success of its students following the A Level results. The school achieved a 100% pass rate for the Level 3 Threshold of 2 or more A Levels and the number of students achieving A* and A grades has continued to increase.
Headteacher Carwyn Davies said, “We would like to congratulate all the students on their results and all their hard work. I would also like to thank all the staff for all their hard work and all parents for their support. We wish all the students well in their chosen university courses and career paths”.
Ysgol Rhiwabon have been in touch to say “All at Ysgol Rhiwabon are proud of the achievements of this year’s students, the majority of whom have achieved the grades necessary for them to study at their first choice university.
“The Welsh Baccalaureate has continued to be a success at Ysgol Rhiwabon with a 100% pass rate for the core and a high number of students gaining the full qualification, adding an additional A level grade to their success.”
Headteacher, Alun Harding, said “I’m thrilled for the students and grateful to the staff in achieving such excellent outcomes. A huge amount of hard work has resulted in some outstanding grades.”
“We’re very proud of every student and all that they have achieved. We wish them well on the next steps of their journey”.
A-level students from Coleg Cambria Yale and Deeside sites are celebrating excellent results with an above national average pass rate of 98% and an impressive 26 subjects gaining a 100% pass rate.
72% of the grades achieved by Coleg Cambria students are A* – C grades with the students gaining 161 A*s or A’s in their subjects. 24 students have achieved 3 A grades or better.
Two learners have successfully gained places at Cambridge University, one at Oxford and a further two students have confirmed places to study medicine. Many more are successfully progressing to universities across the UK including the Russell Group Universities – York, Cardiff, Liverpool and Manchester. So far over 650 students across Coleg Cambria have confirmed places at university.
Hannah Burrows a former Darland pupil from Wrexham gained 2 A* in Mathematics and Chemistry and an A in Biology and will be studying Chemistry at Jesus College Oxford. She was overjoyed with her results: “I’m really happy, didn’t expect to get these grades. I can’t believe I’m off to Oxford in September.”
Whilst Liam McGivern also a former Darland pupil from Wrexham gained an A* and 2 A’s enabling him to study Medicine at Sheffield University.
After collecting his results Alex Hall from Rossett who gained three As in History, Geography and English Literature is going to study History and Education at Durham University said: “I can’t believe I got into Durham. The fact that I’m going there is amazing, I’m thrilled and can’t wait to go.”
Joseph Maddocks a former Clywedog pupil from Wrexham is celebrating 3 A* in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and English Literature and an A in History. He has gained a place at Lancaster to Study English Literature with Creative Writing.
More success stories include Saksham Bansal from Wrexham who achieved an A* and 3 A’s and is off to Birmingham to study Medicine. Cameron Needham from Rossett gained 3 A’s and is looking forward to go to Newcastle University to read for a degree in Chemical Engineering he added: “I am beyond words, I’m so happy that I’ve got my place in my first choice university and would like to thank all the staff at Coleg Cambria for all their help and support.”
Tim Guy, Head of Curriculum Planning and Progression at Coleg Cambria said: “We are delighted at the success of these learners. Through our Gifted and Talented Programme we aim to provide each learner with an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to aim for the top universities in world rankings and some of the most competitive academic courses.”
After speaking to a number of students collecting their results David Jones, Principal and Chief Executive of Coleg Cambria, said: “I would like to congratulate all our A-level students at Coleg Cambria Yale and Deeside on their achievements this year and wish them every success for the future, whether they are progressing to university, an apprenticeship or into employment.
“We look forward to building on this excellent achievement with the new opportunities offered by Coleg Cambria to all students.”
Glyndwr University Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Scott, has said: “Glyndŵr University is very much open for business for home and EU students.
“There are places available on a number of our subjects and we want to hear from students who might not have done as well as they had hoped, because they will be able to take advantage of our new kick-start courses.”
“We are expecting more than 300 people at our open day this Saturday (August 16th) and looking forward to September, when a new operational and academic structure will be in place.”
Anyone wanting any advice can call the Glyndwr admissions team on 01978 293439 or email email@example.com – they will be more than happy to help.
Good luck to everyone getting their results!
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