Star Ysgol Bro Morgannwg pupils shine in exams
10:15am Monday 19th August 2013 in News
YSGOL BRO MORGANNWG: Adam Harvey got an A* in maths and three A's in chemistry, physics and biology. (868690)
BARRY-BASED Welsh medium school Ysgol Bro Morgannwg has stars in its eyes after its science-minded pupils proved the sky was no limit with its A-level results.
All pupils achieved an E grade or above with 37% of all entries graded A or above – more than the national average.
Fourteen pupils, between them, amassed a total of 45 A* and A grades in three or more subjects.
High performers were Harri Foster Davies, with five A* grades who will read medicine at Cambridge and Wil Thomas, three A* grades who will go to Bath to study mathematics.
Adam Harvey, of Barry, achieved an A* in maths and A’s in chemistry, physics and biology and will read biomedicine or medicine in Cardiff.
He said: “It’s really good. I was a bit nervous because the exams didn’t go my way. After the exam you can feel what you could have done better and they were all really hard.”
Mathematics and science were the most popular subjects to study with 63% of the pupils, who studied chemistry, achieving either an A* or A grade.
The mathematicians summed up a 60% success rate with their A* and A grades, while physics students saw a 57% top grades rate.
Head teacher, Dr Dylan Jones, congratulating pupils and staff, said: “We are delighted that all pupils have excelled in their own particular fields, in both the vocational and more traditional subjects and this year all pupils achieved the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate.
“We are extremely proud of the achievements of all our pupils who have fulfilled their potential and as we celebrate excellent results in a wide range of subjects, including French, German, Welsh, the humanities and the arts which all recorded a 100% A* to C pass mark, we are delighted that as a school we continue to cater for and nurture each individual.”