Excellence Abounds! This Time With Our GCSE Results

We’ve had outstanding A Level results and now it’s the turn of our GCSE students: not only outstanding, but the second best results we’ve ever had!  These results are again significantly above both the Wales and Powys averages and are also amongst the very best in Wales.  This is particularly pleasing given that this is the first year of the new Qualifications Framework in Wales.  Here’s a detailed breakdown:

  • 83% of all Year 11 students obtained at least 5 A* – C passes, including English and Maths
  • 25% of all Year 11 students achieved 5 or more A* / A grades
  • 17% of all Year 11 students achieved 10 or A* / A grades
  • 90% of all students taking GCSE exams this year achieved at least 5 A* – C passes
  • 10% of all GCSE grades were at A*
  • 27% of all GCSE grades were at A

We’re so proud of those Year 11 students who are leaving us with recognised qualifications, including a number of students who have vastly outperformed their targets and are thrilled to see so many Year 11 students returning to Year 12.  We also look forward to welcoming a large number of new students, who are joining our Sixth Form from other schools and colleges.

Suffice to say we’re also incredibly proud of those students who achieved at least 5 A* to C grades, despite considerable additional learning needs, performing well above their target grades.

Headteacher, Mrs Jackie Parker had this to say:-

“These excellent results reflect the significant success in attainment the school continues to make each year as one of the highest performing schools in Wales.  This reflects excellent teaching and learning, the hard work and dedication of our students, staff and governors, combined with incredible support from parents and the wider community.  We will strive to ensure this success is maintained; we aim to perform at even higher standards next year.  Crickhowell High School is committed to raising standards significantly in education as a community high school in Wales, ensuring that all of our students are given the best opportunities to make sure they achieve their full potential.”

“We are so proud of all of them and it is wonderful to enjoy such days and moments in education when we can celebrate these superb young people and their outstanding success.”

And no one will argue with that!