Congratulations to our students and staff for their hard work this year. Although results have dipped a little from our best ever results last year, we are still happy that 58% of students achieved five or more good GCSEs including Mathematics and either English or Welsh First Language.
A total of 93% of our students achieved five or more GCSEs or equivalent at grade C or above with 98% achieving five or more A*-G grades.
The following students achieved noteworthy results:
Iwan James 8A*, 3A
Joel Bryant 5A*, 6A
Ffion Loring 5A*, 6A
Neve Wall 8A*, 2A, 1B
Aled Coughlan 6A*, 4A, 2B
Cai Morgan 5A*, 5A, C
Rhys Gardner 3A*, 5A, 3B
Scye Edwards4A*, 4A, 3B
Josie Prosser 4A*, 4A, 2B
We look forward to over 70% of our Year 11 students returning to the sixth form to continue their studies.
Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun are celebrating a good set of A level results again this year.
All students entered for two or more A levels gained a grade and the overall pass rate was up by just under 1% from last year.
The school also saw a significant increase in the number of A* and Distinction* grades.
Headteacher, Mark Jones said, “It’s a pleasure to announce that the school continues to perform well at A level and to see an improvement on last year’s grades. Many thanks to staff and students for their hard work and commitment. I wish all the students the very best in the next step in their careers.”
Additional congratulations go to Megan Price who achieved 2A* and 2A grades, Katie Rivers who achieved 1A* and 3A grades and Honor Broadstock who received 3 Distinction* and 1B grade. Katie will be studying Law at Oxford and Megan will be studying Biomedical Sciences at Cardiff. Honor will be studying Health and Social Care at Swansea University.
Other notable achievements included:
Sophie Davies and Gwen Morgan1A* 3B
Meg Edwards, Jessica Jones and Megan Williams1A*, 2B, 1C
Emilia Stevenson 1A, 2B, 1C
Amie Jones1A*, 1Distinction*, 2C
Congratulations also to Dafydd Thomas who gained a scholarship to study Acting at the College of Music and Drama at Cardiff University and to Farah Jenkins who gained a scholarship to study Welsh and Law Swansea University.
The school also saw a significant increase in the number of A* grades in the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification, with nine A* grades compared with only two last year.
Congratulations to Cynon, the winning house at this years' Eisteddfod. Thank you to the house Captains Ieuan, Charlotte and Dion and to the Head of House Miss Angharad Roberts for their hard work. We enjoyed a full day of competitions of the highest standard. Some of the worthy winners were Molly Sedgemore who won both the Chair and the Prize for English, Iwan James, winner of the John Llewelyn Jones prize, Kaisha Jones who won the Italia memorial prize for dance and Eve Price who won the Blue Riband with a stunning harp solo. Well done to all, it was a fantastic day!