* Jubilant scenes at Ysgol Dinas Bran this morning.
There were scenes of great jubilation at the school this morning as delighted students received their GCSE results.
All in all 99% achieved a level 2 pass (five GCSE grades or equivalent at C or above) and 60% achieved the level 2+ (five grades at C or above including English and Maths). The last figure is a 5% improvement on 2013.
Excellent results were achieved across many subject areas with several having a 100% rate of higher grade passes (see below).
There were some significant student achievements.
Joshua Jones, from Chirk, gained an incredible eight A* grades and an A grade. Nadine Evans, from Trevor, also performed outstandingly well in securing six A* grades, three As, a B grade and a Distinction in Further Maths. Helen Newbrook, from Glyn Ceiriog, did similarly well with six A* grades, three As and a B grade.
Other high achieving students include:
Bethan Williams (Trevor) five A* grades, six A grades, Merit in further Maths, Ross Litchfield Briscoe (Chirk) four A* grades, four A grades, one B grade, Lowri Bates (Glyn Ceiriog) three A* grades, seven A grades, one B grade, Distinction in Further Maths, Morgan Jones (Glyn Ceiriog) three A* grades, three A grades, two B grades and a Distinction in Further Maths, Tomos Morris (Chirk) two A* grades, four A grades, three B grades and a Distinction in Performing Arts,
Abigail Claybrook (Llangollen) two A* grades, two A grades, three B grades and Distinction* in Dance.
Kirsty Prescott (Chirk) two A* grades, two A grades, five B grades, Meuryn Hughes (Pentredwr) two A* grades, one A grade, four B grades, Amber Griffiths (Chirk Bank) nine A grades, one B grade, Merit in further Maths, Ceri O’Connell (Llangollen) seven A grades, one B grade,
Olivia Holgate (Chirk) one A* grade, six A grades, two B grades, Merit in further Maths, Luke Andrews (Chirk) one A* grade, four A grades, one B grade, Distinction* in Media, Rhys Kynaston (Chirk) one A* grade, five A grades, two B grades, Merit in Further Maths.
Across the whole range of students a huge number achieved good grades , sometimes in challenging circumstances.
Headteacher Martyn Froggett said: “The students have worked extremely hard and fully deserve their results. To achieve a 99% pass rate at level 2 is a phenomenal achievement. They have excelled themselves – well done to all of them.
"Many thanks to all the staff and parents who have supported them whole-heartedly in their journey. It is a record summer of success and, on top of really good A levels last week, an excellent year for the school.”
Denbighshire County Council says early indications show that approximately 89% of students in the county have achieved 5 A*-C or equivalent.
The council says Denbighshire schools have also seen an improvement in the number of students achieving 5 A*-C or equivalent, including Welsh or English and maths and that there have been some outstanding personal successes.
Councillor Eryl Williams, Cabinet Lead Member for Lifelong Learning, said: “These results are fantastic and I would like to congratulate all students who have achieved the grades needed to further their education with support from their teachers. The results this year really are excellent and show that Denbighshire is continuing to improve. “We are committed to improving standards in education. We can see the results of everyone's hard work to improve education in Denbighshire and I am delighted that these huge efforts are making a real difference to our young people.”
* Pictured below: Various students celebrate their GCSE results ...