Ysgol Bro Hyddgen makes pleasing progress on last year's successful GCSE results


5 A* to C grades– 81.1%


5 A* to C grades including Welsh/English and Maths – 67.9%


Students achieving 5 A* to A grades – 18.9%


29.9% of the grades achieved were A*-A


Ysgol Bro Hyddgen have yet again achieved an outstanding set of GCSE results; these results show progress on the excellent results achieved last year.


81.1% pupils achieved 5A*-C. 29.9% of the grades achieved were A*/A grades or equivalent – 18.9% of the pupils achieved at least 5A*/A. Students who have combined vocational qualifications with their GCSEs have also achieved to a very high standard, with a 100% pass rate. All departments have achieved overall significant successes, and this is a reflection of the hard work of all the teaching staff.


Notable achievements include:


Cerys Hickman: 9A*, 4A, 1B and Distinction in Additional Mathematics


Myfanwy Fenwick: 6A*4A,1B and 3C


Emma Halls: 4A*, 6A, 3B and Pass in Additional Mathematics


Tomos Chick: 3A*, 5A, 3B, 1C and Distinction in Additional Mathematics


Alaw Jones: 2A*, 3A 4B and 4C


Malen Aeron: 2A*, 2A, 5B, 4C


Dafydd Jones: 1A*, 10A and 2B and Pass in Additional Mathematics


Alex Monnox: 1A*, 5A, 4B, 2C, 1 Distinction in ICT and Pass in Additional Mathematics


Headteacher, Mr Dafydd Jones said: “I wish to congratulate the students on their excellent achievements and I’m very grateful to the staff for their hard work, and the parents for their continued support. As a school, we concentrate on having a high quality and balanced curriculum alongside considerable support that gives students time to learn and personally develop not just to sit exams. This approach very much reaps its rewards when students go on to further study as shown by our very praiseworthy A Level results. I look forward to welcoming many of our students back to our sixth form next year, where, as usual, they’ll be joined by several new students from beyond the school’s catchment area”.


A Level Results Day at Ysgol Bro Hyddgen, Machynlleth 2018

Celebrating A level success at Ysgol Bro Hyddgen


* 67% of the awarded grades are in the A*- C range at A levels.


* Overall, 100% of Year 13 students have achieved at least 2 A*- E grades or equivalent.


Ysgol Bro Hyddgen staff and students have been very pleased with this year’s Sixth Form results. Subjects achieving 100% A*-C at A levels include Welsh, French, Physical Education, Religious Education, Music, Geography and Business Studies. 100% success was seen in the vocational subjects with 50% of the results being Distinction Star.


Almost all students have obtained the grades or points score required for them to enter the university of their choice - attaining their personal, and often challenging targets. Many have achieved places on very competitive courses at some of the most respected universities. The students’ qualifications have enabled them to start studying for degree courses in subjects as diverse as Pharmacology, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Music, English and Creative Writing, Welsh, History, Education, Film and Photography, Sports and Exercise Science, and Theoretical Physics in universities across the country.


Headteacher, Mr Dafydd Jones, said that he’s keen to acknowledge that each student’s success has been brought about not just by their own hard work but also the commitment, support and high quality teaching of staff at the school. “Yet again this year, these are very pleasing results and reflect the hard work and commitment of the students, parents and Ysgol Bro Hyddgen’s staff to ensure the young people within our community have the best possible life chances whilst aiming for their chosen career paths. I would like to congratulate all the students and wish them the very best as they move on to university or into employment.”


Among the highest performers at A level were:


Mared Jones – AAAB


Lleucu Morgan – AACC


Ania Parry – ABBB


Gruffydd Behnan - ABCC


Cerys Hughes – ABB


Jordan Hughes – ABB


Commendable performances were also seen at AS level including:


Aur Bleddyn – AAB


Ffion Davies – AABC


Celt John – ABB


Owen Kimpton – AAB


Lewys Meredydd – AAA


Rebecca Owen - ABB