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GCSE Results 2018 - Continuing to ride the wave!

Once again this year Glan-y-Mor School continues to deliver excellent outcomes for its learners as they move onto the next stage of their own journeys, and maintain standards in an ongoing period of change to Welsh education.

Glan-y-Mor continues to builds on the excellent inspection report in 2017 that stated:

“Effective teaching is contributing well to high outcomes for the majority of pupils.”     
“Personalised care, support and guidance for all pupils is at the heart of the work of Glan-y-Mor school.”
“The leadership of the federation of Glan-y-Mor and Bryngwyn School is an outstanding feature that has made a significant contribution to securing very high standards and strong levels of pupil wellbeing.”

 In this context:
• Our top five pupils achieved a spectacular 50 grades at A* or A grades between them!

Particularly outstanding individual results include:
Jennifer Grant – 13A*s, 1A.
Charlie Hall – 7A*s, 3A’s, 1B.
Tehya Kerr – 5A*s, 7A’s, 1B, 1C.
Phoebe Lilley – 7A’s, 4B’s, 4C’s.
Rhys Rowlands – 2A*s, 4A’s, 5B’s, 3C’s.

The New Welsh Bac:
• 85% achieved the new Welsh Bac Skills Challenge Certificate, a new additional GCSE qualification for pupils. An amazing 88% of the year group achieved A*-C in this new subject.

Significant progress was made in meeting the demands of modern society and meeting our 21st Century skills agenda;

• Over 60% of the year group got 2 GCSE’s in Science, with over 90% of those studying Double Science making the grade!

• 25% of pupils achieved A*-A in ICT GCSE with 75% achieving grade C or above.

Elsewhere, our curriculum continues to develop, and most importantly deliver, across the board, continuing to reflect an ESTYN inspection that stated: “The school provides a wide range of high quality learning experiences that contribute very well to pupil’s development and progress.”:

• French, Catering, Drama, and Music all achieved over 80% pass rates at A*-C.

• Welsh, identified as a significant strength of the school by Estyn, resulted in 63% of students achieving A* to C grades, with an outstanding 32% obtaining an A* or A grade! Ardderchog!

• Geography was also a huge success as 79% achieved A* to C grades, with 19% obtaining an A* or A grade, as was Catering as 91% achieved A* to C grades, with 27% obtaining an A* or A grade!

• French, History, Drama, and Music also excelled as 100% achieved A* to C grades, with 50% obtaining an A* or A grade in French, whilst in History 65% achieved A* to C grades, with 25% obtaining an A* or A grade. In Drama 100% achieved A* to C grades, with 13% obtaining an A* or A grade, whilst in Music 86% achieved A* to C grades, with 29% obtaining an A* or A grade.

• No pupil left the school without a recognised qualification!

Staff at Glan y Mor are once again incredibly proud of the fantastic achievements of our pupils and would like to wish them every success in their future endeavours, be it education, employment or training.

John Jones, Head of School commented “It is a pleasure to once again be able to spend time with our Year 11’s celebrating the fruits of their labour. At Glan Y Mor we spend a lot of time looking to achieve “Success through effort”, and these results are proof of that, where people have worked together and put that effort in, both staff and students, then the results are there for all to see.”

Sharon Cole, Chair of Governors was once again delighted with the outcomes ”As a governing body we will continue to support our staff across the federation. We genuinely thank all staff for their continued commitment and efforts in what has been another very busy and successful year. We are incredibly proud of all our learners and wish them every success as they follow their chosen career path into Further Education, training and employment“”

Paul Jones the Headteacher commented “I would like to praise the amazing efforts of all pupils and parents in giving their wholehearted support to both schools during a very busy year. Especially this year, the uncertainty presented by the challenge of introducing new specifications. Our staff have risen to meet this challenge and through hard work and careful planning have delivered improved outcomes across the curriculum”

Shaughn Poulter, Head Boy, who achieved 1A, 11B’s and 1C grade commented: “I have really enjoyed all the opportunities and experiences I have had throughout my time at Glan yMor. I am delighted with my results which now allow me to move on to study Mechanical engineering in College. I have been proud to have been head boy at Glan Y Mor and am really pleased for everybody else’s hard work and success.”

Emily Gregory, Deputy Head Girl, who achieved 1A*, 1A, 10B’s and 1C grade commented: “A huge thank you to all staff, friends and above all family for supporting me. I am thrilled with my results because I can now follow my desired career path into college to study maths and sciences. A really good day.”