Castell Alun’s exceptional highest GCSE results were amongst the best in Wales for any school this summer, and indeed the award of the coveted top-end A* grades represent one of the best set of results in the history of the school.
There were scenes of great adulation at Castell Alun early on Thursday morning. At the stunning zenith of academic performance was Joshua, who now counts an almost unbelievable 14A* grades to his name. Connor scooped a truly whopping haul of 13A* grades, and, in any other year on record, the highest performers would certainly have been Ayden and Toby, who both achieved a mouth-watering 12A* grades. Ffion and Meilir landed a tremendous 11A* grades, with Louis achieving a superb 10A* grades, closely followed by Jack and Lucy, both on 9A*s. The above students also scored lots of A grades, just to top-up their exceptional tallies!
Headteacher, Paula Williams, commented, “We couldn’t be prouder of our young people. I would like to thank all parents, along with teaching and support staff who have worked incredibly hard to provide our students with guidance and encouragement and the best possible learning opportunities. At Castell Alun we seek to get the best for every individual and what matters to us is that each child achieves in-line with his or her potential, so that they can aspire to pursue the eventual careers of their choice. We will be welcoming lots of our Year 11 students back into the Sixth Form at the start of term, and we wish the very best to those others who have achieved places on great apprenticeships or have already secured employment. However the next steps unfold, every single one of our students will remain part of the Castell Alun family.”
Student Development Manager for the Year 11 cohort, Beth Jones, added, “We are absolutely thrilled. Our students’ hard work has paid off and they’ve enjoyed school life to the full over the last five years. The exam results are essentially the icing on the cake. We wish everyone well and will welcome the vast majority back in September to join our Sixth Form.”