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OUTSTANDING ’A’ Level Results/ Enrolling for Year 12 Sep 2015

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 General Information
OUTSTANDING ’A’ Level Results/ Enrolling for Year 12 Sep 2015

’’A record entry at Porthcawl Comprehensive School’’

This year 169 students sat a most remarkable 450 A level papers, the largest ever entry! The most remarkable fact is the quality of the results; the pass rate (A* to E) was a fantastic 99%. This outstanding performance underlines Porthcawl as a truly inclusive school. Students have reached, and in most cases exceeded, their predicted potential.

There were many outstanding performers, with 20 students gaining 3 As or better at A level. Most notably, Jack Way who achieved a remarkable 3 A*s and 1 A grade and will now go on to Imperial College in London to study Physics. Four pupils gained 3 A* grades; namely Jack Bridger, Owen Leary, Tom Parry and Alicia Cooke, who has secured her place at Emmanuel College Cambridge to study Geography.

Students at AS and A2 have had their endeavour rewarded with excellent results. There is a large debt of gratitude for teachers who have worked so hard once again this year and for parents who have supported their sons and daughters. Excellent results truly reflect the effective partnership between a school, its learners and the support from home.

Headteacher Mr Slade commented that this excellent series of results will ensure Porthcawl students have secured places at some of the best universities in the country. Mr Slade continued to congratulate staff and students who were praised for their hard work and steadfast dedication. Mr Slade concluded that the results were especially impressive given the large size of the entry; over 450 papers were sat at A level.

Not to be out done, Year 12 delivered some of the best AS results Porthcawl has seen. With such a strong performance at AS we have high hopes for next year at A level. The A to E pass rate was 87%, up 2% on last year.

The following departments performed exceptionally, with pass rates above 85% (A* to E): English, Maths, History, Art, Religious Studies, Music, Drama, Electronics, Media Studies and Textiles.

The following are lists of the exceptional student performances:
Year 12 - AS

Connor Abbott 3 A, 1 B
Ben Cannon 4 A
Joseph Conniff-Jenkins 3 A, 1 B
Matthew Dang 3 A, 2 B
Megan Fish 4 A
Grace Flower 3 A, 1 B
Ryan Haney 3 A, 1 D
Richard Lugg 3 A, 1 B
Georgina Morley 4 A, 1 C
Rebecca Page 3 A, 1 B
Anoushka Pill-Williams 4 A
Felicity Williamson-Sarll 4 A, 1 B

Year 13 - A2 (A Level)

Christopher Blake A*, 2 A
Thomas (Matthew) Booth A*, 2 A
Jack Bridger 3 A*
Georgia Budding 3 A
Tabitha Carrington 3 A
Alicia Cooke 3 A*
Maddy Dabernig 3 A
Alexandra Davies 3 A
Ben Kent 3 A
Imogen Kent 3 A
Tamara Lafferty 3 A
Owen Leary 3 A*
Catrin Masson 3 A
Rhys Mortimer 3 A, 1 C
Tom Parry 3 A*
Andrew Phillips 1 A*, 2 A
Sam Pryce 1 A*, 2 A
Nicholas Slade 3 A
Rebecca Wardman 3 A
Jack Way 3 A*, 1 A

Sixth Form Studies for September 2015 As always we will be welcoming back the majority of our current year 11 for sixth form studies. We are also expecting a number of pupils to join Porthcawl in September for the first time. It is not too late to join us, for further information and a sixth form pack, please contact the school on 774100. If you are thinking about joining us in year 7 next year, please contact Mrs Sloggett on the school number above. When you have received your GCSE results you may have questions you wish to ask. Parents and/or pupils are welcome to attend the school on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st August 2015. If you have any questions regarding 6th form courses, Mrs Crook and Mrs Williams will be available on the mornings of Thursday 20th August (GCSE Results day) and Friday 21st of August, from 9-11:30am to discuss course choices and any other issues regarding 6th form. Please come to reception.

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