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GCSE success for pupils across Bridgend County Borough

Pupils across Bridgend County Borough are celebrating GCSE results day today (Thursday 24 August 2023) and a range of support is available for all learners.

Lots of pupils have achieved fantastic grades in schools throughout the county borough today, with many choosing to continue their education in sixth form or college, while others have chosen to begin an apprenticeship or delve into the world of employment instead.

Mr Ryan Davies, Headteacher at Brynteg Comprehensive School, said: “We are really pleased with our GCSE results and everyone at the school is very proud of the efforts from all our pupils. This year group faced many disadvantages due to COVID and both staff and pupils have worked very hard to overcome many challenges. I would like to wish all our pupils the best for the future.”

Mrs Tracey Wellington, Headteacher at Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen, added: “Our learners have achieved some amazing results, which are all very much deserved. Year 11 have been an amazing year group, full of wonderful colourful characters who have supported each other through a difficult few years.”

I’d like to congratulate pupils on their hard work. It is great to see lots of students achieving fantastic results and I have no doubt that the class of 2023 will be successful in their future endeavours.

I’d also like to say a huge thank you to all teachers and support staff for dedicating themselves to ensure young people across the county borough are set up for success.

The council’s Employability Bridgend team have also been visiting school’s today to offer advice and support. They can be contacted on 01656 815317.

Councillor Jon-Paul Blundell, Cabinet Member for Education

If you didn’t quite get the results you were hoping for and are unsure about what the future holds, don’t panic as there are lots of options available:

  • Talk to your school who can offer advice and support on what options are available to you.
  • Visit the Careers Wales website where there are plenty of resources available to help.
  • Consider an apprenticeship where you can work alongside industry professionals, earn a wage, and develop your skills – visit the Welsh Government website for more information.

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