Ysgol Stanwell School

Archer Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 2XL

A Level Results 2017

Posted on: Friday 18th August 2017

It has been a hugely successful morning for Stanwell 6th form students as they received their A level examination results. They have enjoyed congratulating each other on some outstanding achievements and collecting their year book full of memories and images from their seven years at secondary school.

Orla Emberson, Lily Winnan & Seren Marsh

Orla Emberson, Lily Winnan & Seren Marsh

At A level, 34% of all grades were A* or A, with 86 % of the year group achieving A* to C overall. Of particular note, students studying mathematics were awarded 48 A* or A grades (60% of entry). In addition, the art, drama, English literature, German, government & politics and religious studies departments were also very pleased with the students’ results, where 78%, 74%, 78%, 80%, 75% and 77% of the candidates secured A* to B respectively.

Overall, there were a very impressive 68 A* grades (10% of entry) and 577 A* to B grades (63% of entry including the Welsh Baccalaureate). Furthermore, 239 students (94%) achieved the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate as part of the new Welsh Baccalaureate.

Daniel Owusu & Jonathan Ignacio

Daniel Owusu & Jonathan Ignacio

Excellent A level results have once again put Stanwell students amongst the top performers in Wales, with many individuals securing truly exceptional grades. 54 of them (21%) achieved 3 A grades or better, with the new Skills Challenge Certificate. The school would like to congratulate all students in the 2017 cohort, including, of course, our highest achievers:

  • Seren Marsh (4 A* grades, 1 A grade)
  • Joseph Short (4 A* grades, 1 B grade)
  • Lily Winnan (4 A* grades)
  • Orla Emberson (3 A* grades, 1 A grade)
  • Amy Hickery (3 A* grades, 1 A grade)
  • Luke Pringle (3 A* grades, 1 A grade)
  • Linda Saji (3 A* grades, 1 A grade)
  • Basil Crack (3 A* grades, 1 B grade)
  • Paul Monaghan (2 A* grades, 2 A grades and1 B grade)
  • Jasper Aeschlimann (2 A* grades, 2 A grades)
  • Will Gale (2 A* grades, 2 A grades)
  • Jessica Martin (2 A* grades, 2 A grades)
  • Lucy Sibert (2 A* grades, 2 A grades)

Top performer, Seren, is off to Oxford University to study medicine, with Bristol and Exeter universities being the most popular destinations of Stanwell pupils.

Seren Lewis & Lucy Richards

Seren Lewis & Lucy Richards

Mr Derek Jones, Headteacher, commented “This has been another excellent year for Stanwell. We would like to congratulate all our sixth formers on their success and are grateful for the support given by parents and staff to ensure that our students fulfil their potential.” Mrs Angharad Mansfield, Year 13 tutor, also said “We have had a very successful morning and the Sixth Form team are delighted that so many of our students have secured places at their chosen universities. It has been a pleasure working with these young people and we congratulate all of Year 13 on their achievements and wish them continued success in the future.”

Paul Monaghan, Jasper Aeshhlimann, Joshua James & Bill Sims

Paul Monaghan, Jasper Aeshhlimann, Joshua James & Bill Sims

Subject Summary of Grades

Please download a copy of the Summary of A Level Results for more detail.

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