A-Level Results 2015
In another splendid year at Castell Alun one in every nine students scored at least 1 A* grade, with well over half of all grades awarded being at B or above. 82% of entries were graded C or higher. Every single student managed to achieve the national measure of Level 3 Threshold, equating to 2 or more A level passes or equivalent. The Castell Alun Sixth Form is now as large as ever and results such as these mean that the projected population of this group will be 300 students in September 2015.
Castell Alun proudly announced successes across its full mixed ability cohort. Bethan, Holly and Alisha were amongst the highest performers from a host of students who all achieved their dreams. The 3 girls accepted unconditional offers for Maths and English respectively. 11 students had already accepted unconditional offers for Russell Group universities as a direct result of their impressive applications and interviews. Elinor is one such student gaining 3 A grades and will now take up a place to study law at Lancaster University having also won a bursary. Catherine was thrilled to take up a Higher Apprenticeship at Airbus, also having achieved a most impressive haul of 3 As and 1 B grade.
The coveted A* grade was achieved in at least 1 subject by; Sam, Holly, James, Chloe, Elen, Lucy, Alisha, Matthew, Clinton, Thomas, Lucy, Amelia, Holly and Charles.
After a wonderful, critically acclaimed summer production of ‘Les Miserables’ it was perhaps unsurprising that half of all students who sat Performing Arts A level scored an A*. One of the lead actresses in ‘Les Mis’ and indeed a number of other previous school performances, was Amelia who gained an excellent 1 A*, 1 A and 1 C grade and will now study dance at Edge Hill University, with a view to becoming a professional performer.
Castell Alun students gained no less than 20 A grade passes at Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level during this, the first year that the qualification has been graded. The entry pass rate of the qualification was an incredible 100%, with many students being offered places on university courses dependent upon success in the ‘Welsh Bacc’.
Students were beaming with joy as they emerged from the school to call parents and friends and inform them of their successes, having now realised their dreams of taking up places at various universities, attending other higher education establishments or having secured the employment of their choice.
Headteacher, Mr Graham Hughes, remarked, “This is another magnificent achievement for all concerned with Castell Alun. We are delighted for all our students. Our Sixth Form provision continues to flourish and we are truly indebted to all parents and staff who have tirelessly supported these young people in achieving such great results. We wish every student continued success and happiness as they move on to pursue their chosen careers.”
Table of A-Level Results 2015