* Girls jump for joy after receiving their GCSE results.
Delighted students celebrated record results at Ysgol Dinas Brân today.
Overall, 68% of students achieved the ‘gold standard’ level 2+, an increase of 8% on results in 2014, and the highest number ever achieved by the school.
Additionally, 100% of students achieved the level 2 threshold or the equivalent of five A*-C GCSE passes. Both figures are well in excess of national averages.
Over 80% of grades awarded in English and over 70% of grade in Maths were at grade C or better.
More than half the grades awarded in Biology, Chemistry, Music, Additional Maths, ICT, Physics, Small Animal Care and Art and Design were at A*/A.
Many students performed beyond their wildest dreams.
Jessica Brown from Llangollen achieved an amazing 11 A* grades plus a Distinction in Additional Maths.
Elinor Barnett achieved an incredible eight A* grades (as well as three A grades and a Distinction in Additional Maths) as did Declan Clifford (with two A grades and a Distinction in Additional Maths). Both students are from Llangollen.
Other high-achieving students included:
Elinor McSorley* (from Glyndyfdrwy) - seven A* grades, three A grades, one B grade, Distinction in Additional Maths.
Andrew Melville* (Chirk) - six A* grades, four A grades, one B grade, Distinction in Additional Maths.
Taliesin Boswell (Glyn Ceiriog) - five A* grades, six A grades, 1 B grade.
Bethan Morris* (Llangollen) - five A* grades, six A grades, Distinction in Additional Maths.
Charlie Hackforth* (Corwen) - five A* grades, six A grades, Distinction in Additional Maths.
Adam York (Glyn Ceiriog) - five A* grades, three A grades, Distinction in Additional Maths
Niamh Connaughton (Llangollen) Four A* grades, six A grades, one B grade.
Jamie Turner (Glyn Ceiriog) - three A* grades, seven A grades, one B grade, Pass in Additional Maths.
Stephen McAndrew* (Corwen) - three A* grades, five A grades, two B grades, one C grade, Pass in Additional Maths.
Chris Tipuric* (Llangollen) - three A* grades, three A grades, three B grades, one C grade.
* Elinor, Andrew, Bethan, Charlie, Stephen and Chris all sat their exams in 2014 at the age of 15, as students on a fast-track programme. They are all now in the middle of their A level courses and received their AS results last week.
Julian Gonzalez, a fast-track Year 10 student, followed up his recent win in the piano solo section at the National Eisteddfod with a fantastic set of GCSE results including eight A* grades.
Julian will now go on to take his AS levels next year. Bethany Carol, another Year 10 fast-track student achieved nine A* grades.
Pupils across Denbighshire are celebrating excellent examination results this year, says the county council.
Early indications show that approximately 66% of students have achieved A* - C grades which is in line with the national figure. Approximately 85% of pupils have achieved 5A* - C or equivalent which continues a trend of achievement in excess of 80%.
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 students who have achieved the grades needed to further their education with support from their teachers.”
* Julian Gonzalez receives an excellent set of results.
* Jessica Brown with her results.
* A group of Dinas Bran boys celebrate their results.
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