This year has seen a phenomenal set of GCSE results being achieved by Pencoedtre High School and its pupils. The school is extremely pleased with its sixteen year olds this year who have achieved superb results across the board with 72% of its pupils getting at least a C-grade in English, 62% of its pupils getting at least a C-grade in Mathematics/Numeracy and 68% of its pupils getting at least a C-grade in Science. To add to this 59% of its pupils got at least 5 good GCSE qualifications, including English and Mathematics and also 17% of its pupils achieved at least 5A*/A grades.
Tyrone Davies (Head of School) stated that this “was his best experience as a school leader” and gave credit to the school’s pupils and its teachers. Mrs. Dix Head of Year 11 said that, “she was very proud of all her pupils who had worked extremely hard, got the results they deserved and have matured into a lovely group. They are a credit to their families and to Barry”.
The school’s highest achievers were: –
Bethan Thomas – 8A* 1A and a Distinction in Additional Maths
Angelina Olds – 3A* 5A and a Distinction in Additional Maths
Isobel Stevens – 2A* 5A
Ina Lalik – 2A* 6A
Joscelin Hall – 4A* 3A
Megan Kerslake – 1A* 7A
Charlotte Dobbs – 3A* 5A
A special mention should also go to Ffion Spence who passed all her exams, including achieving 5 As, at the same time as representing Wales (U17) at football this year.
This summer’s results have been the icing on the cake after a successful first year for Pencoedtre High School. Besides successfully establishing coeducation for 11-16 year olds in the East of Barry, and welcoming boys for the first time, the school has also been working with the local authority in designing a brand-new school building to be built and opened on its site by the autumn of 2021.
These certainly are successful and exciting times for Pencoedtre High School.