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GCSE results: Castell Alun High School, Hope

CASTELL Alun students are over the moon today after achieving the best ever set of results in the school’s history.

In total 75%) of Year 11 gained higher grade GCSE passes in English, Maths and at least three other subjects.

Overall, 78% of students gained five or more higher GCSE grades or equivalent with an impressive 83.5% of all results being at grade C or higher.

Outstanding performances included: Stephanie Balchin (four A*s and five As), Hannah Evans (three A*s, 5 As and a B, Isabelle Markey (six A*s, two As and a B.

Oliver Brennan, Matthew Jones and Rhys Young all gained three A*s along with a considerable number of higher grade passes.

Amy Shone showed real consistency with straight A* and A grades and Phillip Evans gained four A*s to put the top hat on his 10 higher grade passes.

A number of high flying students also celebrated success in the recently introduced GCSE astronomy course, adding an extra qualification to already impressive performances.

James May gained an A* in astronomy along with eight other A*’s, an A, and a Distinction in his OCR National ICT qualification.

Bethanie Shalish also achieved one of her five A*’s in astronomy along with a clutch of other higher grades whilst Lydia Redhead added four A*s and five As to her A grade pass in astronomy.

Headteacher David Mountfort said: “We are absolutely delighted with the results our students have achieved this year. Without exception, they have fulfilled their potential and we are thrilled for each and every one of them.

“We get excellent support from parents, and the willingness of every member of staff at Castell Alun to go the extra mile is also reflected in these outcomes.”

David Croasdale, student development manager for the Year 11 cohort added: “Based on all their hard work, students thoroughly deserve these fantastic grades. We wish them all well and it’s great that the majority will be back in September to join our flourishing sixth form.”