Ysgol Stanwell School

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

Key Stage 3 and 4 Exam Results 2015

Posted on: Thursday 20th August 2015

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Year 11 pupils at Stanwell School have once again enjoyed exceptional achievements at GCSE level. A best ever 87% secured five or more Level 2 passes (A*-C grades) including English and mathematics. 58 pupils achieved 10 A grades or better, with the following 12 pupils being awarded 10 A* grades or more:

  • Seren Marsh (13 A* grades & 2 A grades)
  • William Marsh (11 A* grades & 4 A grades)
  • Linda Saji (11 A* grades & 3 A grades)
  • Joseph Short (11 A* grades, 1 A grade, 1 B grade & 1 C grade)
  • William Gale (10 A* grades & 5 A grades)
  • Orla Emberson (10 A* grades & 4 A grades)
  • Megan Jones (10 A* grades & 4 A grades)
  • Calum Wincott (10 A* grades & 4 A grades)
  • Jonathan Wright (10 A* grades, 3 A grades & 1 B grade)
  • Luke Pringle (10 A* grades, 3 A grades, 1 B grade & 1 C grade)
  • Alice Durham (10 A* grades & 3 A grades)
  • Emily Geen (10 A* grades & 3 A grades)

The percentage of GCSE A* grades this year was 13% and overall more than 1380 entries were graded A* or A, which equates to 35% of all entries. A record 305 pupils (96%) achieved 5 or more Level 2 (A*-C) passes. Furthermore, 83% of the year group attained 10 or more Level 2 passes.

Ffion, Ellen, William, Tomos and Seren

Ffion, Ellen, William, Tomos and Seren

The success of pupils was widespread across the curriculum, with the A* to C grades exceeding 85% of the entry in art, biology, chemistry, child development, drama, digital applications (ICT), English language, English literature, food, geography, graphics, history, mathematics, media studies, music, performing arts, physics, religious studies, science and textiles. Particularly pleased with the students’ achievements were the mathematics and religious studies departments with 78 and 57 A* grades respectively. Equally impressive were the achievements of pupils who studied vocational qualifications in partnership with Cardiff and the Vale College and the Military Preparation School.

GCSE Results 2015 - group of girls

Clara, Ella and Corrie

Year 11 Tutor, Mr Barry Crompton, 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.”

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.”

GCSE Results Summary

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