School pupils in Bangor have been celebrating their A Level results today. Nearly all the pupils from Ysgol Tryfan achieved the results required for their first choice universities, Ysgol Friars pupils achieved a 100% pass rate and students from Coleg Menai also achieved 100% pass rates their A Level subjects.

Ysgol Friars

Ysgol Friars Headmaster Neil Foden is very pleased with the results, he said: “We’ve achieved a 100% pass rate at Ysgol Friars, and the results are the best for a good few years.

Thanking both pupils and staff for their hard work and efforts, he added: “We also have two pupils who have been accepted for Cambridge University, I’m very pleased with the results.”

Ysgol Tryfan

Ysgol Tryfan Headmaster Gwyn Tudur said: “It’s been a very successful day for us and an important one for the school too.

“Nearly all of our students made it into their first choice universities and it was great to see all the smiles around the school this morning.

“I would like to thank all the staff and pupils for all their hard work throughout the year.”

Coleg Menai

Students achieved 100% pass rates in nearly all A Level subjects at Coleg Menai Bangor’s campus.

Learners at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s campuses took exams in 40 A-level subjects across Coleg Llandrillo, Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor and Coleg Menai with nearly three quarters achieving grade A* – C.

The Grŵp overall pass rate of 97.6% is above the Welsh national average and has enabled many learners to progress to leading universities, higher apprenticeships or employment.

Reflecting on the positive results, the Grŵp’s Chief Executive, Dafydd Evans, said: “This is fantastic news for our students and sets them up very well for a successful future whether in higher education or in the workplace.”

He added: “May I take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who received their results today. I wish you every success in the future and would like to thank you for being an important part of the community here at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai.”

Gwynedd Council

Gwynedd Council has also congratulated the county’s pupils on their results.

Councillor Gareth Thomas, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Education said: “We can take pride in the success of our young people. The students are to be congratulated for their dedication and perseverance. I would also like to offer my sincere gratitude to the teachers for their hard work during the year and for preparing students so thoroughly for the examinations.

“I would like to wish all the very best to our young people as they make their choices for the next steps in their careers.”

Garem Jackson, Head of Education for Gwynedd Council, stated that he was very pleased with the A Level results of students in Gwynedd secondary schools. He noted: “I am very pleased with the results in Gwynedd schools again this year. The students and their teachers are to be congratulated warmly on their success.

“The percentage achieving grades A*-E across all subjects was very good again this year. The percentage achieving a grade A or better is 22.8%, and the percentage gaining A*-E grades is 100% across the majority of subjects. This is pleasing and reflects the support and guidance provided for our young people.

“I would like to thank the schools and the teachers for their hard work and professionalism, the students for their efforts and the parents for their support.”

“Although the number taking examinations varies enormously across subjects, it is pleasing to note that the results are very good in Welsh, Physics, Geography, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, History, Chemistry and Art and Design.

“The Skills Challenge Certificate (Welsh Baccalaureate) was introduced in September 2015 and is equivalent to an A Level. It is pleasing to see such a high percentage of candidates achieving the qualification.”

Pupils from Ysgol Tryfan celebrate their A Level results today

Main Photo Students from Coleg Menai