Anglesey and Gwynedd students celebrate exam success.


Geraint Jones

ANGLESEY and Gwynedd students have received their A Level, A/S Level and Welsh Baccalaureate results.

H Emyr Williams, headteacher of Ysgol David Hughes in Menai Bridge, said: "We have once again enjoyed scenes of elation and happiness here today as students received their results.

"Their hard work and commitment has paid off and the vast majority of students have gained places at their first choice University."

One sucess story was Elis Ifor Roberts, who received five A* grades in chemistry, electronics, physics, mathematics and further mathematics, as well as receiving the Welsh Baccalaureate.

Helen Hale, head of sixth form at Holyhead High School, congratulated students on their results.

She said: "Holyhead High School is extremely pleased with this year's A level results. 

"The majority of students already have their first choice university place confirmed.

Noteable sucsesses included Luke Jones, who gained an A* in mathematics, B in physics and Distinction star in engineering. He will study physics at the university of Liverpool.

Ysgol Bodedern pupil Sarah Newbigging will be delighted with her A*, A, B, D and Higher Level Welsh Baccalaureate.

Fellow Bodedern pupil Dionn Hargreaves, meanwhile, achieved four A* and a Higher Level Welsh Baccalaureate.

Headteacher Annwen Morgan congratulated her A Level students, and praised staff for their hard work and dedication.

Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni headteacher Clive Thomas said: students at the school have again worked consistently hard this year, supported by the teaching staff.

He added: "As a consequence the overall results are good, with some outstanding individual performances.

Elinor Pritchard received A grades in Welsh, geography and art, while 

William Maurice Devlin got A grades in art, religious studies, graphics and a B in information technology.

Gwyn Tudur, head teacher of Ysgol Tryfan, said that as many as 42 per cent of grades achieved by the school's pupils were either A* or A grades.

He added: "Although the national average has gone down, our small group group of students have again bucked that trend.

"Some are going on to study subjects such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary studies."


Coleg Menai, which had 127 candidates, had an overall success rate at grade A*-E of 99 per cent, which is higher than the national Wales average this year (97.6 per cent).

It is also higher than the UK average at grade A*-E (98.1 per cent).

Dr Ian J. Rees, Coleg Menai principal, said: "The results are also a tribute to the secondary schools in the area that have been teaching the students for several years before they join us here at Coleg Menai.

"Best wishes to the students that will be leaving us this year, and of course to our prospective students expecting their GCSE results.”

It was all smiles at Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen in Caernarfon, as a high number of students secured a place in university.

Among those pupils was Alex Tsz Ho Ng from Hong Kong, who achieved A* gradess in maths, further maths and physics, an A in chemistry and a C in psychology, and gained a place in Bath University.

Also receiving their results were friends Lisa Ball and Erin Bryfdir, both of Bontnewydd, who will go to Reading University and Bangor University respectively.

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