PICTURE GALLERY - Anglesey and Gwynedd GCSE results joy


Geraint Jones

YOUNGSTERS across the region have received their GCSE results. 

Ysgol Bodedern enjoyed its best ever GCSE results, with no candudates leaving the school without a qualification. 

Pupils who excelled were Zoe Edwards (one A* and nine A grades, as well as the Welsh Baccalaureate), Alaw Thomas  (two A* grades, seven A grades, one B and the Welsh Bac) and Iwan Michael (one A*, five A grades, four B grades and the Welsh Bac).  

Headteacher Heather Roberts congratulated all the pupils and thanked staff for their dedication and hard work.

It was also a record-breaking year for Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones in Amlwch, with the best Key Stage Four results int he school's history. 

Heateacher Aaron Bayley said: " We are like a family at Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones and this special relationship between the pupils, their parents and the school I believe has contributed undoubtedly to the successes.

"As headteacher I am proud of every single person who has contributed to this achievement and especially thank the young people for their dedication and for their friendship over the last five years. "

Sorcha Roberts was on of the school's most successful candidates, gaining an nine A* grades, two A grades and the Welsh Baccalaureate.

Adam Williams, headteacher of Holyhead High School, said the school had conitnued a trend for improved results, with maths results improving by 11 per cent.

He added: "I am confident that the school can continue improving on these results again next year, especially with the support recieved through Schools Challenge Wales, which will provide additional financial backing from the Welsh Government over the next two years."

Success stories included Callum Harper, who received seven A* grades and two A grades. 

Huw Davies, heateacher of Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni, said the school was delighted with its results. 

He added: "The high percentage passes A* - C is extremely rewarding and reflects the hard work of both students and teachers, supported by the parents.

"Particularly pleasing is the spread of A* and A grades across all subjects which are well above the national averages."

EH Williams, headteacher of Ysgol David Hughes in Menai Bridge, said: 

"We are delighted with these results and feel they reflect the tremendous amount of work the students put into their studies, ably supported by our very committed staff.

"Our students have achieved particularly well in English considering the uncertainty and confusion with the January results, which is very pleasing, but I am delighted that they have also achieved excellent results across all subjects.

"This gives our students a broad and balanced suite of qualifications which sets them up very well for the next step in their education and prepares them for employment in the future.

He added: "They should be really proud of what they achieved."

Neil Foden, headteacher of Ysgol Friars, said indicators showed those achieving five A* to C grades (including maths and English ) were up by seven per cent on last year. 

He said: "It the best result we've had on that indicator, which is used by the Welsh Government and Estyn and so we're very happy." 

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