Students receiving their A Level and BTEC results at Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera – Bro Dur continue to celebrate excellent results in 2020.

Initial results show 77 per cent of all A Level grades awarded to Ystalyfera students were in the A* - C range, an impressive 31 per cent of all grades were A*/A, with 99 per cent of all grades being A* - E.

Notably, 10 students gained AAA+ or above, with several students gaining outstanding results across a wide subject range.

Rowan Dutton achieved 3A* and 1A in Mathematics (A*), Further Mathematics (A*), Welsh Baccaulaureate (A*) and Physics (A) and will study Physics at the University of Bristol.

A*AAA for Lowri Woollard in Mathematics (A*), History (A), Chemistry (A) and Welsh Baccaulaureate (A). Lowri will confirm her place at Somerville College, Oxford University to read Ancient and Modern History in September.

AAA+ students also included Alex Jones (A*AAA Kings College London to study Mathematics), Henry Hall (A*A*A to study Physics at Imperial College London), Rhys Guerrier (A*AAC University College London to study History), Elis Horgan (A*AAB Civil Engineering at Bath University) Sion Davies (AAAA Cardiff University to study Medicine), Nia Ferris (A*AAB Cardiff University to study Architecture), Jack Louth (D*D*DC), Jessica Rees (D*DAB Accounting and Finance at Cardiff University).

These results included another fine showing in the Welsh Baccalaureate with 34 per cent of students gaining A* or A.

Headteacher Mrs Laurel Davies said today: “Warm congratulations to all our students, we are delighted to celebrate their success and thank them for their valued and significant contribution to the school community during their time at the school.

"As a 3-18 campus, we continue to see a significant investment with works on our new £8 million building progressing well, and students at all levels reaping the benefits."

Chair of the Governing Body, Cllr. Alun Llewelyn commented: “We are extremely pleased at the examination success of all our students at Ystalyfera. Best wishes to all as they move on to universities, colleges or into employment”.