PUPILS at Barry-based Welsh-medium secondary school, Bro Morgannwg has seen this year’s youngsters match last year’s prolific GCSE success.

Headteacher, Dr Dylan Jones said: “Once again this year, year 11 pupils and teachers at Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg have in no uncertain terms, reaped the benefits of hard graft and perseverance this summer.

“The outstanding results built on the success of last year’s cohort with 96 percent of the pupils attaining 5 A*to C in GCSE or equivalent qualifications.

“A fantastic 20 percent of the cohort - 15 girls and 12 boys - achieved five or more A*/A grades which included maths and English or Welsh and it is testimony to the endeavours of the departments”

He said the excellent examination results had seen pupils across the ability range achieving their goals, reflecting their dedication to their studies.

“Whereas the boys led the way with the school’s A-level results this year, the girls have triumphed with their GCSE success. Rhiannon Berry from Penarth achieved an incredible 13A* grades and a distinction in further maths. She was closely followed by Betsan Jones, Morwena Osmond and Sian Azilis Evans, with highest performing boy, Ben Popham. Between the four of them they achieved 41 A* grades and 7 A grades. Staff and parents are delighted to be able to celebrate with all pupils who have fulfilled their potential and look forward to welcoming them back to the sixth form where they can further build on this firm foundation for their future studies.”