Llantwit Major results best of the bunch in record breaking year for Vale schools
20 August 2015
Pupils and staff at Llantwit Major Comprehensive School are today celebrating the school’s best ever GCSE results, and a significant improvement on last year’s grades.
In a day of record breaking results for the Vale of Glamorgan, Llantwit Major was one of three schools to achieve their best ever grades but stole the show with a 14% improvement on the number of pupils achieving five A*-C grades from last year’s scores.
99.67% pupils sitting this year’s WJEC exams achieved an A*-G, up nearly half a percent from last year, while in another improvement from last year 18% of pupils achieved the highest possible grades of A*-A.
The most striking achievement for the school, however, was that 79% of students sitting exams across all boards achieved five A*-C grades, including English and maths. This figure is up from 65% last year.
Cllr Chris Elmore, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Schools, said: “We have seen some fantastic achievements across the Vale today and Llantwit Major’s results are the pick of the bunch. An increase of fourteen percent is simply outstanding and great credit is due to both pupils and school staff for achieving the school’s best ever results.
“With work now underway on the new Llantwit Learning Community, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s multi-million pound investment into the town’s schools, the future is looking very bright for education in Llantwit Major.”
Dr Vince Browne, the school’s head teacher added: “Everybody was absolutely delighted with last year’s results which were the best that the school had ever achieved and so to see improvements of 14% in such key performance indicators is absolutely fantastic for the staff and pupils at the school.
“I am extremely proud of the efforts that everybody has put into achieving these incredible results. It has been a privilege to work with these pupils over the course of the past five years and I am delighted that they have received the results that they so richly deserved.”