Ysgol Bro Morgannwg's GCSE success stories
12:00pm Saturday 1st September 2012 in News
CELEBRATION: Lauren and mum Sarah Duddridge are delighted with the A *, A, B, and 6 Cs that accompany her travel and tourism qualification.
AT Ysgol Bro Morgannwg, there was great news for the boys - with seven out of 11 of the school's highest GCSE achievers (attaining A* and A grades in 13 subjects) being boys.
Lewis Harrison, Elis Jackson, Joseph Lee, Michael Scannell, Ronan Scott and Harri Williams racked up 40 A* grades and 26 A grades between them.
Meirin Evans was the school's outstanding pupil, amassing 10 A* grades, 2 As, and a distinction in Applied IT - a week after he attained full marks in his French AS exam, resulting in an A grade in the language.
And leading the way for the Year 11 girls this year were Hawys Davies, Louise Helm, Cerren Richards and Bethan Yapp who all scored an impressive array of A* and A grades in their 13 subjects.
Gabriella Gardener, 16, of Barry, said she was "very happy" and hoped to study performing arts, music and English literature in the 6th form.
Mum Jayne said: "I'm very proud. She was nervous and couldn't sleep."
Headteacher, Dr Dylan Jones said: "The school celebrated yet another set of excellent examination results in the academic and vocational subjects, as well as all pupils entered for the Welsh Bac qualification for the first time in Key Stage Four achieving their goal.
"Pupils across the ability range achieved their potential, and we are delighted that 87 per cent of the pupils achieved A* to C grades in five or more subjects.
"Congratulations to pupils and staff and we look forward to welcoming many of the successful pupils back to the sixth form where they can continue with their studies and contribute as young leaders to the schoolÕs ethos."