GCSE results at Ysgol Bro Hyddgen 2017

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

5 A* to C grades– 82%

5 A* to C grades including Welsh/English and Maths – 65% 

Students achieving 5 A* to A grades – 16.3% 

A*-C grades achieved at GCSE – 82% 

Following a very pleasing set of A-level results last week, Ysgol Bro Hyddgen are again celebrating this week with an outstanding set of GCSE results.    82% achieved 5A*-C.  A commendable number of the grades achieved were A*/A grades or equivalent – 16.3% 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:

Ffion Davies:  8A*, 5A, 1B and Merit in Additional Mathematics 

Harriet Bletcher:  8A*2A, 2B and Merit in Additional Mathematics

Seren Faber:  2A*, 3A and 7B

Hanna Lewis: 2A*, 3A, 3B, 4C and 1 Distinction*

Heledd Pughe:  2A*, 11B and Pass in Additional Mathematics

Zara Cousins: 1A*, 5A and 6B

Robyn Williams:  1A*, 5A and 7B

Amy Jones:  1A*, 3A, 8B and 1C 

Macsen Tomos:  1A*, 3A, 7B and 1C 

Ingrid Holdsworth:  1A*, 1A, 4B and 6C 

Ellie Crowley:  8A, 3B, 2C and Pass in Additional Mathematics

Headteacher, Mr Dafydd Jones said: “Yet again this year, I wish to congratulate the students on their outstanding achievements and I’m very grateful to the staff for their hard work, and the parents for their continued support.   It has been a challenging year for all schools with so many changes from Government that have affected this particular year group.  We have concentrated 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 pleasing A Level results. I look forward to welcoming many of our students back to our sixth form next year, where they’ll be joined by several new students from beyond the school’s catchment area”.



(Above) Ffion Davies- 8A*, 5A, 1B      (above) Seren Faber 2A*, 3A, 7B



(Above) Heledd Pughe- 2A*, 11B        (Above) 1A* ,5A 6B

and a pass in additional Mathematics



 A Level Results Day at Ysgol Bro Hyddgen, Machynlleth 2017

Celebrating A level success at Ysgol Bro Hyddgen

· 75.7% of the awarded grades are in the A*- C range at A levels.

· 100% pass rate of A*-E at A level and in vocational qualifications.

· Overall, 100% of Year 13 students have achieved 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 English, Mathematics, Religious Education, Electronics, French and History.  All entries in vocational courses achieved a Merit or better, with 81.3% being at Distinction* or Distinction level.

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 Law and Criminology, Film Production and Screen Writing, Music Studies, Computer Games Programming, Animal Behaviour, as well as more conventional courses including Music, Biology, Psychology, Publishing and English Literature, Sports Sciences, Drama and Performance Studies, Business Studies and Mathematics in universities across the country.

A delighted 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.  “These are excellent 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.  I look forward very much to hearing about their continued success in the future.  We also look forward as a school again next year to increasing the size of our sixth form, and again welcoming a significant number of new students from further afield to join us in their post 16 studies.”

Among the highest performers at A level were:

- Ella White – A* AA
- Meinir Jones - AABC
- Steffan Williams - ABBC
- Emma Ames – Distinction*/A* BD
- Natalie Watson – ABBB
- Mali Tomos – ABBC
- Lliwedd Jones – ABB
- Mared Ingram – ABCC
- Alfie Horton – ABC


Left to right:                                         Left to right: 

- Mali Tomos – ABBC                     - Ella White – A* AA
- Mared Ingram – ABCC                 - Niamh Cumming – BBBB
- Lliwedd Jones – ABB



Left to right:                                     Steffan Williams ABBC 

- Natalie Watson – ABBB                       
- Emma Ames – Distinction*/A* BD