* Above and below: Dinas Bran students celebrate their A Level results.
Delighted A level students celebrated fantastic exam results at Ysgol Dinas Bran today.
Overall the pass-rates at A level are very pleasing with over 75% of grades awarded at A*-C, well above national averages and nearly 30% achieving A*/A grades.
Among subjects, Chemistry, Design and Technology, French, Further Mathematics, History and Physics, all had 100% pass-rates at A*-C.
There were some outstanding performances from students.
Laura McAndrew achieved four A* grades, in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and French -a terrific achievement! She will now continue with her studies doing Modern Languages in Newcastle University.
Zoe Nicholas also achieved three A* grades in Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry and is now going on to study Chemistry in Oxford University. Emma and Lucy Brown both gained 3A* grades in Maths, Biology and Physics. Emma is going on to study Biomedical Sciences at Birmingham University and Lucy will be studying Physics at Birmingham University.
Laura Gibbs gained 2A* in Further Maths and Physics and an A grade in Maths. She is now going on to study Physics and Astronomy in Durham University.
It is also congratulations to Eve McSpadden who achieved four A grades and is going on to study Ecology and Conservation at Lancaster University. Other students who achieved two A grades or more were:
Sarah Gibbs 3 A Grades
Eve Barrett 1 A* Grade 1, A Grade, & 1 B Grade
Oliver Evans 1 A* Grade 1, A Grade, 1 B Grade & 1 C Grade
Megan Jones 2 A Grades & 1 B Grade
Thomas Bolton 2 A Grades & 1 B Grade
Olivia Eggington 2 A Grades & 1 B Grade
Ryan Verschueren 2 A Grades & 1 B Grade
Early indicators suggest that the vast majority of students who applied to university have been successful in their first choice applications, says the school.
Headteacher Mark Hatch said “We are delighted with these results. A levels are hard exams; the students have worked hard and deserve their success.
"We wish them well for the future, whatever their chosen route. A big thank you also to all the teachers for their tremendous work and support of the students.”
* Denbighshire County Council has congratulated the county’s young people on their examination successes.
It says early indications show an increase above the Welsh national standards in students achieving A*-C grades.
The council says: "There are some excellent individual achievements across all schools with most young people progressing to their chosen pathways. There is also a pleasing increase in students achieving A* and A grades this year."
Councillor Huw Hilditch-Roberts, Denbighshire's Cabinet Lead Member for Education, Children’s Services and Public Engagement, said: “Yet again this year we have seen some great results in Denbighshire, with some outstanding performances from individuals across the county.
“The results reflect the hard work going on in our schools to maintain and improve performance and we must commend our students and staff for the tremendous amount of work and effort that went into preparing for their examinations.
“Young people are at the very heart of our Corporate Plan and we want to see them achieve and have the skills to progress to further education, alternative training or new careers. We would like to offer our sincere congratulations to the class of 2019 and we wish them every success in their chosen pathway.”