Gwynedd Council has congratulated the county’s school pupils on their A Level results today.
Councillor Cemlyn Rees Williams, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Education said: “We should be proud of the success of our young people. The students are to be congratulated for their dedication and perseverance and I 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 our young people all the best as they take the next steps in their careers.”
Garem Jackson, Head of Education for Gwynedd Council, stated that he was extremely pleased with the A Level results of students in Gwynedd secondary schools.
He noted: “Once again this year, it’s a pleasure to state how pleased I am with the results in Gwynedd schools. The students and their teachers are to be congratulated warmly on their success.
“I would like to thank the schools and the teachers most sincerely for their hard work and professionalism, the students for their exceptional efforts and their families for their constant support.”
Garem Jackson drew attention to outstanding performance in individual subjects: “Although the numbers sitting examinations vary substantially across subjects, it is pleasing to note that the results are very good in Welsh, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Biology, English Literature 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 candidates’ success in achieving the qualification.”
The Head of Education also referred to the students’ success in the Advanced Subsidiary examinations and wished them all the very best in their A levels next year.
Ysgol Friars Headmaster Neil Foden said the school had achieved their “Best ever” results
He said: “We’re really pleased with our results. Against some indicators, they are our best ever and I’ve seen so many students this morning overjoyed by their results and at having secured their chosen courses at some of the UK’s top universities.”
At St Gerards, also in Bangor, over 30% of their pupils achieved A*/A grades.
Coleg Menai’s Bangor campus achieved 100% pass rate across all subjects with over 31 % of students achieving A*-A and 92% achieving A*-C.
Anais Segui from Bangor who attended Coleg Menai achieved an A* in Business Studies, A* in French and a C in Law. Anais is going to study Law at the University of Kent.
Aaron Evans from Bangor received an A in Maths and a C in Physics. He has gained a place with the Navy on a Degree Apprenticeship as a Marine Engineer (Submariner) which he starts in September.
Main Photo (Top): All smiles at Ysgol Tryfan in Bangor this morning as pupils collect their A Level results.