A PUPIL at Ysgol Glan Clwyd has earned a staggering 13 A* grades out of thirteen GCSE exams.

The high standards of previous years have been improved on at the St Asaph school, with a record year for Welsh and English results and 91 per cent of pupils achieving A*to C grades in literacy.

Among the students achieving outstanding results was Ffion Williams-Jones who received an A* for every one of her subjects.

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Ffion Williams-Jones earned incredible marks as did Rachel Edwards with an A* and six A's. Picture: Phil Micheu

Headteacher Bethan Cartwright said: “We are very proud of the achievement of all our Year 11 pupils who are celebrating their GCSE results today.”

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Best friends Elin Pierce and Emma Longstaff delighted with their GCSE results. Picture: Phil Micheu

“These outstanding results are testament to the fact that Ysgol Glan Clwyd is fully preparing our bilingual pupils for successful futures in Wales and beyond.

“Most pupils have exceeded their personal targets and many have achieved a raft of A* and A grades. They can now step forward confidently to their chosen post-16 pathway.

“This is a tribute to their hard work and determination, the commitment of staff, and the support of parents.”

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Gwenno Williams is certainly pleased with her five A*'s and seven A's. Picture: Phil Micheu

The school also performed excellently in the Skills Challenge Certificate results, which is an assessment of the pupils employability skills, with 87 per cent achieving A*-C, while pupil Gwenno Williams also excelled with five A* and seven A’s .

Ms Cartwright added: “Last year was a turbulent time for our learners, where instability created by changing grade boundaries impacted significantly on their life chances.

“This was a situation we passionately challenged in Denbighshire as this behaviour was wrong, inappropriate and unfair for the children in our communities.

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Happy with her results is Elen Groom.Picture: Phil Micheu

“As headteachers in Denbighshire we will continue to robustly analyse the performance of our pupils and rigorously challenge any unjust changes made that may effect their futures.

“Congratulations to all the young people – we applaud your success.”