Cowbridge student is A level winner


Published Wednesday 08 January 2014


A former student of Cowbridge Comprehensive School, Alastair James Richards, has been awarded the top prize for Physical Education by the Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC)

Cowbridge A Level studentsThe WJEC recognised the success of its highest achieving students at its annual 'A Level Awards' in Cardiff.


Pupils in schools and colleges all over England and Wales have been congratulated for their hard work and success in the 2013 A level exams. From Art and Design to Physics, WJEC has awarded winners for 35 of its A level subjects.


The awards are based on the highest UMS (Uniform Mark Scale) marks achieved by students in each individual subject.


The Welsh Education Minister, Huw Lewis AM, was present and gave a speech on the importance of A levels.


WJEC’s Director of Qualifications, Elizabeth Arthur, said: “We’re delighted once again to have the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of pupils all over England and Wales in their A levels.


“A levels are the gateway to students’ future. Many of the winners have gone on to study at some of the UK’s best higher education institutions, with others taking the first step in their careers. The students’ dedication to their studies will ensure that they have the best start in life.”


Councillor Chris Elmore, Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cabinet member for Children’s Services, said: “Congratulations to Alastair and to his teachers at Cowbridge Comprehensive School for this magnificent achievement. We are all very proud of your success.”