Staff and sixth form students were celebrating outstanding A Level results at Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi this week. 100% of students achieved the level 3 threshold (at least 2 A Level qualifications at grades A*-E or equivalent), compared to the Welsh average of 97.3%. 37% of grades awarded were A* or A. 60% of grades were at A*-B, and 82% of grades awarded were at A*- C. The Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification again proved very successful with 98% of candidates achieving the full Advanced Level Diploma at grades A*-B; and 68% of the Welsh Bac grades were A* or A.
Notable successes included Matthew Jones (A*A*A*A*A) who will study Mathematics at the University of Cambridge; Mark Thomas (A*A*A*A*) who will study Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London; Anna Bezulska (A*A*A*A) who will study Mathematics at Manchester University ; Oliver James (A*A*A*A) who will study Law at University College London; Mathew Collins (A*AAA) who will study Aerospace Engineering at Bristol University; Lowri Spencer (A*AAB) who will study Education, Psychology and Special Educational Needs at Cardiff Metropolitan University; Celyn James (AAAC) who will study Biomedical Sciences at Manchester University; Anwen Rockley (AAA) who will study History at Nottingham University; Bethan Phillips (D*DAB), who will study Sport Coaching at Cardiff Metropolitan University after a gap year travelling; Swyn Williams (D*AAB) who will study Physical Education at University of Wales Trinity St Davids.
(D = Distinction)
Headteacher Nicola James said: “The staff and governors are very proud of these A Level results, which are richly deserved by our hardworking students. The fact that we have so many students achieving excellent results and gaining places at top Russell Group universities across the country in a variety of disciplines is a source of tremendous pride to us all, and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to raising the aspirations of our young people and to serving our community well. Every student who applied to university is now successfully moving on to the next step in their educational careers, and they are well placed to lead fulfilling and productive lives. I congratulate the students on their achievements, and I wish them all every success for the future. I thank the staff for their hard work and commitment, and I thank all the parents for their support too.”