Porthcawl Comprehensive GCSE results ‘A strong performance in …

Thursday, 24 August 2017

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At Porthcawl Comprehensive School, there was widespread delight at the GCSE results – but the school added the caveat that it was not possible to compare this year’s results with last year’s.

A school spokesperson said: “This is the first year that the new GCSE qualifications have been sat. There are two qualifications in maths and a new GCSE in English.

“The results across the local authority and Wales have been very mixed but the performance at Porthcawl has remained strong. The Level 2 (A*- C) for English was 69 per cent and maths was 76 per cent.

“Science continues to perform remarkably well, with a Level 2 score of 92 per cent. The performance across the board remains one to be proud of, with 83 per cent of our pupils achieving five or more A* – C.

“An outstanding feature of the results was an improvement of the 5A*- A performance to 34 per cent, well above local and national averages.

“These are the first set of “New” GCSE results, so any comparison with previous years is not possible. Almost half of the departments in our school report an outstanding A* – C performance at 80 per cent or better.

“A most remarkable 56 students gained eight or more GCSEs at A*/A the largest number ever at Porthcawl. This equates to an incredible 27% of the year group.

Some stand-out performances were from:

Hannah Ashton – 2A*, 10A, 2B; Emily Barnston – 8A*, 5A, 1B, Merit (Add Maths); Lucie Bentley – 7A*, 5A, 2B, Pass (Add Maths); Anna Biju – 13A*, 1A, Distinction (Add Maths); Daisy Brown – 6A*, 4A, 2B; Beth Burke – 12A*, 2A, Distinction (Add Maths); Emily Childs – 9A*, 4A, 2B; Sara Cobley – 8A, 6B; Patrick Coleman – 2A*, 7A, 5B; Jamimah Cook – 7A*, 7A, Distinction (Add Maths); Lauren Cooper – 10A*, 3A, 1B, Distinction (Add Maths); Cerys Davenport – 10A, 3B, 1C; Sarah Davidson – 5A*, 8A, 1B, Merit (Add Maths); Lucy Dennis – 6A*, 6A, 2B, Merit (Add Maths); Nia Eales – 6A*, 7A, 2B; Skylar Evans – 9A, 3B, 2C; Conor Farrell-John – 6A*, 8A, Merit (Add Maths); Marcus Fish – 6A*, 3A, 3B, 2C, Distinction (Add Maths); Millie Fry – 7A*, 6A, 1B; Mollie Hodgson – 4A*, 10A, Distinction (Add Maths); Emily James – 5A*, 6A, 4B, Pass (Add Maths); Bethan Jenkins – 2A*, 9A, 3B; Rhys Leary – 8A*, 4A, 2B, Distinction (Add Maths); Rhian Lister – 1A*, 8A, 5B, Pass (Add Maths); Elen McCloy – 12A*, 3A, Distinction (Add Maths); Grace Meredith – 7A*, 7A; Natalie Morley – 6A*, 5A, 3B; Megan Morris – 2A*, 7A, 4B; Richard Morris – 6A*, 5A, 1B, 1D, 1F; George Neeson – 3A*, 7A, 2B, 1C, 1D; Gracie Nicholls – 1A*, 8A, 4B; Ross Overton – 1A*, 8A, 4B; Rebecca Owen – 2A*, 6A, 6B; Jenny Passingham – 5A*, 3A, 5B, 1D, Distinction (Add Maths); Abbie Perkins – 3A*, 7A, 3B, 1C; Tilly Perks – 3A*, 5A, 3B, 3C; Amy Phillips – 2A*, 6A, 5B; Catherine Pickett – 14A*, Distinction (Add Maths); Phoebe Roach – 6A*, 6A, 2B; Morgan Roberts – 6A*, 8A; Hannah Scourfield – 2A*, 6A, 6B; Lauren Slaughter – 9A*, 5A, Distinction (Add Maths); Maya Squires – 8A*, 4A, 2B; Jack Strong – 3A*, 6A, 3B, 2C; Cai Thomas – 7A*, 5A, 2B, 1C; Eden Thomas – 3A*, 5A, 6B; Harriet Thomas – 8A, 5B, 1C; Jessica Thornton – 8A*, 5A, 1B, Pass (Add Maths); Caitlin Traylor – 4A*, 10A; Rhiannon Tuckett-Jones – 9A*, 5A, Merit (Add Maths); Matthew Turner – 4A*, 5A, 2B, 1C, 1D, Merit (Add Maths); Ieuan Walmsley-Williams – 4A*, 6A, 3B, 1C; Abbie Williams – 3A*, 6A, 5B; Elizabeth Williams – 9A, 4B, 1C; Megan Williams – 3A*, 7A, 3B, 1C; Maja Zeleska – 8A*, 5A, 1B, Distinction (Add Maths).

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