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GCSE results for Bridgend County Borough

24 August 2017

This year’s GCSE exam results have revealed that 92.8 per cent of all pupils in Bridgend County Borough have achieved at least five passes each.

Early indications based on WJEC results suggest that 59.2 per cent of pupils achieved grades between A* - C while 15.8 per cent secured either an A* or an A.

The results have been compiled after pupils sat a number of newly developed exams for the first time in subjects such as English Language, English Literature, Welsh Language, Welsh Literature, Mathematics and Mathematics: Numeracy.

Councillor Charles Smith, Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration, said: “This has been the first time that the new-style examinations have been in place and I want to congratulate all pupils for their hard work and achievements.

“There have been numerous success stories across all schools, and I would like to thank the teaching and support staff for their exceptional dedication to our young people’s academic and social development.”

Councillor Council Leader Huw David added: “I am delighted with the success enjoyed by so many young people today, and I hope that they have achieved the results they want as they look towards options for further education, training and employment. 

“A wide range of advice and support is also available for pupils who may not have got the results they were hoping for, so make sure you speak to their school, college or Careers Wales for more information.”

At Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School in Brackla, one in five pupils achieved five A* or A grades across at least five subjects, and 90 per cent of pupils achieved five A - C grades or equivalent in at least five subjects.

Porthcawl Comprehensive recorded its highest ever number of A* and A GCSEs with 56 pupils gaining eight or more.

At Brynteg Comprehensive, 25 pupils achieved 10 or more A* or A grades while almost 25 per cent of the year achieved five or more at the same level.

Pupils at YGG Llangynwyd sat the all-new Welsh First Language GCSE for the first time and scored an 83 per cent pass rate, while seven pupils at Cynffig Comprehensive achieved 58 A* or A grades between them.

There was also a 99 per cent pass rate for pupils achieving five or more GCSEs at Bryntirion Comprehensive.

Note to editors

Some of the county borough-wide statistics are based on WJEC GCSE results only and should therefore be treated with a degree of caution as schools will have entered varying, but possibly significant, proportions of students for GCSEs with other examination boards.

Last Updated: 25/08/2017
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