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Thursday, August 24, 2017 Exams

A Strong Performance in Volatile Times
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% and Maths was 76%. Science continues to perform remarkably well with a Level 2 score of 92%. The performance across the board remains one to be proud of, with 83% of our pupils achieving 5 or more A* – C. An outstanding feature of the results was an improvement of the 5A*- A performance to 34%, 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% or better.
A most remarkable 56 students gained 8 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:-

Year 11 – 8 or more A*/A
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 -Williams4A*, 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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