The county's GCSE results
28 August 2013 |
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DENBIGHSHIRE and Gwynedd students are bucking the trend with their impressive GCSE results.
Early indications show that approximately 84 per cent of students have achieved five A* - C or equivalent.
This is 16 per cent higher than the national average of 68 per cent.
These results continues a trend of improvement for Denbighshire schools and is particularly pleasing for students and schools who have worked hard to ensure continued success.
Councillor Eryl Williams, cabinet lead member for lifelong learning, said: “These results are fantastic and I would like to congratulate all students who have achieved the grades needed to further their education with support from their teachers.
“The results this year really are excellent and show that Denbighshire is continuing to improve.
“We are committed to improving standards in education.
“We can see the results of everyone's hard work to improve education in
Denbighshire and I am delighted that these huge efforts are making a real difference to our young people.”
Exceptional students include Denbigh High School student, Sumirat Keshwara who achieved nine A* GCSEs; Caira Williams from Ruthin School received six A* and three As and Beth Johnson from St Brigid’s achieved 10 A* and one A.
Gwynedd Council has also announced that 99.7 per cent of students in the county achieved A*-G which is one per cent higher than the national average.
71.9 per cent gained grades A*- C and 22.5 per cent got grades A* or A. An improvement from last year and these results are higher than the figures for Wales which are 65.7 per cent and 19.2 per cent.
Councillor Sian Gwenllian, Gwynedd Council’s cabinet member for education said:
"These results are good - the pupils are to be warmly congratulated. We want to see every pupil succeeding.
“I would like to thank the teachers for their hard work throughout the year”.
Congratulating the students on their success, Dewi Jones, head of education for the council said: “GCSE results are good again this year and reflect the commitment of our young people - they are to be warmly congratulated for their hard work and their success.”