Ysgol Stanwell School

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

GCSE Results 2018

Posted on: Thursday 23rd August 2018

Year 11 pupils at Stanwell School have once again enjoyed exceptional achievements at GCSE level. This year has seen an increase in the Level 2 plus figure, which requires five or more Level 2 passes (A*-C grades) including English language and mathematics. This demanding measure of schools, has increased from 79% last year to 83% this year and should place Stanwell amounst the top performing schools in Wales. Particularly pleasing was the improvement at the highest grades with 42% of students gaining 5 or more A* to A grades, the best ever for the school. The students should all be congratulated for their hard work in the lead-up to the examination period, and the school is certainly very proud of their achievements. In the Welsh Baccalaureate we are delighted that 99% of the cohort achieved the Skills Challenge Certificate, with 94% of them achieving this at National level.

Zoya Yousef & Emily Griffiths

Zoya Yousef & Emily Griffiths

The proportion of A* grades awarded this year was 15% and overall, more than 1160 entries were graded A* or A, which equates to 37% of all results. 63% of all entries were A* to B and a stunning 86% of all examinations taken were graded A* to C. 65 pupils achieved 10 A grades or better and the following 18 pupils were awarded 10 A* grades or more:

Sophie Anderton, Arianne Banks, Enyala Banks, Rowan Higgins and Laura MacLeod all got (14 A* grades & 1 A grade)

James Lewis (13 A* grades & 1 A grade)

Famke Ashmore & Rory Skinner (13 A* grades & 2 A Grades)

Neil Power & Dylan Smith (12 A* grades & 3 A Grades)

Imania Malik-Stephens (12 A* grades & 2 A grades)

Louis Spencer (11 A* grades & 3 A Grades)

Ffion McCulloch (11 A* grades & 4 A grades)

Emma Monaghan (11 A* grades, 3 A grades & 1 B grade)

Hannah Williams (10 A* grades & 4 A grades)

Dan Munro-Morris & Phoebe Scott-Quinlan (10 A* grades & 5 A grades)

Dylan Moss (10 A* grades, 4 A grades & 1 B grade)

Nathasha Croll, Ffion McCulloch, Lara MacLeod, Famke Ashmore & Harriet Marshall

Nathasha Croll, Ffion McCulloch, Lara MacLeod, Famke Ashmore & Harriet Marshall

It was a very happy day in the Banks household as twins Arianne and Enyala both matched each other’s results. The sisters achieved an amazing 14A* grades and a distinction in additional mathematics each. Amongst our highest achievers were Sophie Anderton and Louis Spencer, both of whom attained an impressive 15 and 14 A * and A grades, respectively. Louis was overwhelmed by his results and was justly rewarded for all the hard work throughout these last two years. He plans to continue at Stanwell studying chemistry, biology, mathematics and economics at A level. Sophie Anderton is one of our highest achieving female students and it is also her intention to continue with her studies at the school, opting to take biology, geography, mathematics and chemistry at A level. Sophie was delighted to have beaten her brother’s excellent results from two years ago.

Harri Ainsworth, Louis Spencer, Dex Trivett, Dan Munro-Morris, Henry Lloyd & Neil Power

Harri Ainsworth, Louis Spencer, Dex Trivett, Dan Munro-Morris, Henry Lloyd & Neil Power

The pupils’ successes were widespread across the curriculum, with A* to C grades exceeding 80% of the entry in virtually all subject areas. Equally impressive were the achievements of pupils who studied vocational qualifications in partnership with Cardiff and the Vale College and the Military Preparation School.

Famke Ashmore, Laura MacLeod, Ffion McCulloch & Emma Monaghan

Famke Ashmore, Laura MacLeod, Ffion McCulloch & Emma Monaghan

Year 11 Tutor, Miss Amy Bates, said “It is a delight to see the hard work of the pupils and support given by parents and staff being rewarded with so many students achieving their potential and obtaining high grades. The Key Stage 4 pastoral team have enjoyed working with this year group and wish them all continued success in the future.”

Arianne Banks, Louis Spencer & Enyala Banks

Arianne Banks, Louis Spencer & Enyala Banks

Assistant Headteacher, Mr James Mansfield, was especially pleased to see large numbers of pupils achieving the required grades to follow their chosen subjects in the sixth form and commented that “pupils worked with diligence and commitment in the lead up to the examinations and the excellent results are well deserved”.

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