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Thursday, August 25, 2016

More record GCSE results at Ysgol Dinas Bran

* Amelia Keen with her results.  

* Connor Stalham.

* David Linder and Marius Hylka.

* Lewis Hitchen and Chloe Lewis

* Liam Jones and Nicole Hughes.
Year 11 students at Ysgol Dinas Bran celebrated another year of record-breaking results today.

An incredible 70% of students achieved the benchmark level 2+ of five GCSEs at A*-C including English and maths, topping last year’s record by 1%.

This result is well above local and national averages.

In addition, 97% of students also achieved level 2 (five A*-C grades),  78% achieved a C grade or better in English while nearly three-quarters achieved a C grade in maths – another record for the school. 

Over a third of all grades awarded in history, media, biology, chemistry and physics were at A* or A.

Among a range of excellent performance a number of students performed particularly well. 

Connor Stalham (from Corwen) achieved an outstanding eight A* and three A grades, with a distinction in Additional Maths. 

His results are matched by those of Julian Gonzalez (from Corwen) who achieved the same grades.

Julian, who is 16, took his GCSEs a year early, has recently taken AS exams and already achieved an A grade in maths at A level. 

Other students who performed at the highest level were:

Bethany Carol* (Llangollen)  seven A* grades, three A grades and a distinction in Further Maths

Mille Harrison (Chirk)   five A* grades, four A grades and a distinction in Further Maths

Carys Stallard*  (Llangollen)  five A grades, four A grades, one B grade

Barra Liddy* (Corwen)   four A* grades, six A grades two B grades and a distinction in Further Maths

Amelia Keen (Llanarmon DC)   four A* grades, five A grades, two B grades and a distinction in Further Maths

Emily Larwood* (Garth)  two A* grades,  six A grades, three B grades and a Merit in further Maths
Mae Morgan* (Corwen/Llandrillo) three A* grades, five A grade four B grades and a Merit in Further Maths 

Ryan Williams (Trevor)  two A* grades, eight A grades, one B grade

Bethany, Carys, Millie, Barra, Mae and Emily all sat their exams a year early at the age of 15 and now taking AS levels at the school.

Martyn Froggett, headteacher, said: “We are delighted for the students.  Not only have the results beaten last year’s record but are beyond our expectations.  It is a terrific achievement.  We look forward to seeing many of the students back in our Sixth Form in September.  Great praise to the staff who have supported, encouraged and helped them to achieve these tremendous results.”

Pupils across Denbighshire are celebrating excellent examination results this year, says the county council. 

Early indications show that approximately 66.2% of students have achieved 5 A* - C grades which is in line with the national figures for Wales and England.

Approximately 61% of pupils have achieved 5A* - C including English/Welsh and Mathematics which continues a trend of improvement. 

Overall, early indications show that achievement in Denbighshire this year reflects the national picture.  There have been some outstanding personal successes.

Councillor Eryl Williams, Cabinet Lead Member for Lifelong Learning, said: “These results are very pleasing and I would like to congratulate all the students who have achieved the grades needed to further their education.

“I would also like to pay tribute to the county’s schools for their tireless efforts in preparing students for their examinations.  The results speak volumes about the commitment and de dication of all those involved."

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