Once again Crickhowell High School is celebrating excellent GCSE results with 84% of all Year Eleven Students obtaining at least 5 A* to C passes at GCSE, many with very high grades and a significant number have achieved 13 A*-C passes. In fact the number of students who have achieved higher points in at least nine of their qualifications (Capped 9) has also seen a positive increase with approximately 10% achieving 10 or more A*/A grades. We are particularly pleased that 84% of students achieved one or more GCSE A* to C passes in English and nearly 80% in Maths. These results are significantly higher than the Wales and Powys averages.
We are also delighted with this year’s Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge results which have shown a marked improvement with 99% of students achieving the Certificate. We are particularly proud that all our Year Eleven students are leaving school with recognised qualifications including a significant number of students who have vastly outperformed their targets.
These very positive results follow on from last week’s outstanding A level results which saw 17% of all grades awarded at A* and 100% A* to E. We are thrilled to see so many of Year Eleven students choosing to return to our Sixth Form and we look forward to welcoming a number of new students who have chosen our Sixth Form for their post 16 education.
In Year Eleven 23% of all students achieved 5 or more A*/A grades with approximately 10% achieving ten or more A*/A grades. We are particularly proud of the many students who performed well above their target grades. Jackie Parker, Headteacher stated: “We are so very proud of our amazing students and it is a great privilege to celebrate these superb young people and their outstanding success. These impressive results reflect our consistently high academic standards, achieved year on year, whilst qualifications in Wales set more rigorous standards. We commend the dedication and hard work of our students, staff, parents and governors. We look forward to even better results next year.”