Celebrating the Successes of All
Parents and students gathered in eager anticipation at Castell Alun on Thursday. About two thirds of all students at Castell Alun achieved the new national benchmark of five A* – C GCSE grades including higher grade passes in English Language and Maths. More striking perhaps for this truly comprehensive intake however was the fact that more than 1 in 5 of all students gained a wonderful five or more A or A* grades that included English Language and Maths.
Successes of all students were celebrated early on Thursday morning. At the pinnacle of academic performance were Naomi Hughes, Cara Hurst and Saskia Jones, who all achieved a great haul of 9 A* grades and at least 3 A’s. Furthermore, Holly Atkinson, Jonah Flewitt, Cara Hughes, Carys Jones, Robyn Lawson, Joseph Rees-Slawson and Amelia Salt achieved at least 8A* grades, with each adding a high number of A grades to their personal totals also. Indeed, irrespective of the highest grade passes, Castell Alun proudly handed out awards to countless students who had worked so incredibly hard to score as well as they were able and who will now embark upon exciting individual paths as they define their own futures.
Headteacher, Graham Hughes, commented, “The Castell Alun team is proud of each and every one of our young people. I would like to thank all parents, along with teaching and support staff who have worked phenomenally hard to provide our students with guidance and encouragement and the best possible learning opportunities. We always seek continuous improvement and do this by making sure that every individual student gets exactly what they need for their future.”
Student Development Manager for the Year 11 cohort, Mr Nick O’ Connell, added, “We are really pleased for our students. Hard work has paid off and it was such a pleasure to see the smiles on their faces on Thursday morning. They’ve enjoyed school life to the full over the last five years and these results have really put the icing on the cake. We wish them well and will welcome the vast majority back in September to join our Sixth Form.”