Beating previous records for the school, well over a quarter of students at Castell Alun achieved an amazing five or more A or A* grades including English and Maths, with 92% of the entire Year 11 group claiming at least 5 higher grade passes. Indeed well over a quarter of all grades recorded for all students were at either A or A* level. At the very pinnacle of individual performance were Rachel and Erin, who both achieved a whopping haul of 11 coveted A* grades. Overall two thirds of all students at Castell Alun gained the national benchmark of five A* – C GCSE grades, including higher grade passes in English and Maths.
Alongside Rachel and Erin as highest performers were Sian and Adam, who both achieved an incredibly impressive 10 A* grades. Natasha scored a wonderful 9* and 3A grades, with Osian, Caitlin and Ella weighing in with 8A* grades and plenty of other A’s also. A wealth of hard-working students scored at least 5A* grades, each adding a high number of A grades to their totals also.
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 tirelessly to provide our students with guidance and encouragement and the best possible learning environment. As a school we have invested greatly into vocational courses this year and we are so pleased that this has had the desired effect. Many of our students have shone in areas which best suit their skill sets and they are now well placed to take up apprenticeships and successfully consider the job opportunities they’d really enjoy.”
Student Development Manager for the Year 11 cohort, Mrs Lorna Cronin, 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.”
Table of GCSE Results 2015