Returning the strength of performance which has defined the school for many years now, 75% of all students at Castell Alun gained the national benchmark of five A* – C GCSE grades, including higher grade passes in English, Maths and Science. Furthermore, 88% of the entire Castell Alun cohort claimed at least 5 higher grade passes. 47 students achieved five or more A or A* grades, with 30 of these counting English and Maths within their five.
Amongst the very highest performers were Ceri, who gained 8A*, a Distinction* in Art and a Distinction in Additional Maths, and Luke who scored 7A*, a Distinction in Additional Maths and 4A grades. Equally impressive was the performance of David, an international canoeist, who secured 7A*, 3A and two distinction grades with a broken writing hand. There were many other superb performances with Elen, Emma, Megan, Milly and Amy all achieving the majority of their grades at A* level.
Headteacher, Graham Hughes, commented, “This is a great way for me to finish my first year as Headteacher at Castell Alun. We’ve had a very successful inspection, perhaps our best ever A level outcomes last week and now our Year 11 students have achieved an equally impressive set of results. 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”.
Student Development Manager for the Year 11 cohort, Mr David Croasdale, added, “We are really pleased for our students, with so many of them realising their potential. 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.”