Press Release Rhymney C.S. Thursday 25th August 2016
Rhymney Comprehensive School achieve their best ever GCSE results !!
5 A* - Cs (Level 2+ performance indicator) – 48%
The pupils, parents, staff, and Governing body of Rhymney Comprehensive school were celebrating the publication of the school’s annual GCSE exam results today. This year’s GCSE pupils have performed better than any previous year group in the school’s history. Indeed, they have beaten 2015’s results by an incredible 6%.
Rhymney also had an impressive 48% of pupils achieve the Core subjects of English, Maths and Science, and 67% of the cohort gain the level 2 threshold.
The results are a cause for celebration, an achievement that has left Mr R. P. Davies the Headteacher very pleased –
“Rhymney Comprehensive school has again returned extraordinary exam results at Advanced, and GCSE level. This years cohort GCSE results have surpassed our government distributed targets, and beaten our previous best ever exam performance.
Achieving 67% for the number of pupils gaining 5A* to Cs (or level 2 threshold) is a tremendous level of achievement, especially when one considers we are located in an area of below average socioeconomic income – an indicator accepted by the Welsh government as normally a barrier to educational achievement.
The cohort of pupils who have just left their compulsory schooling have performed very well, and deserve all the plaudits they will undoubtedly receive from parents, family and friends.
The fact that this year’s batch of young people have done well in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science is really encouraging and reflects all the hard work put in throughout their studies by pupils and staff. I am sure the number of pupils achieving the highest ever core subject indicator and level 2+measure (5A* to C including English and Maths) is reflective of the decision we as a school made several years ago to increase the resources invested in these areas of the curriculum.
This year group have also benefited from a number of measures introduced in order to raise attainment at the school. This includes an extensive pupil tracking system, one to one Assertive Mentoring, and a comprehensive Easter revision programme where pupils received specialist revision sessions in the school by their subject teachers.
The pleasing results this year are even more breathtaking when you consider that the groups which generally provide most challenge for schools, that is Boys and FSM pupils have also increased their attainment, by as much as 10% in some indicators.
The hard work undertaken by my staff – in particular the Head of year 11 Miss E Evans, and her form tutor team, the year 11 pupils and their parents, has been justly rewarded by our best ever exam performance. To all I publicly thank them for their efforts.”
Results of note were :
Best attaining pupils:
Bailey Willmott A*-10, Pass, Distinction, AA*-SC
Harri Evans A*- 7, A-1, B-2, Pass, BB-SC
Matthew Diggle A*-4, A-5, B-1, Pass, Pass, AA-SC
Shannan James A*-2, As-6, Bs-2, Pass,Pass AA-SC
Bethan Davies A*-1, A-3, B-2, C-1, Pass, Pass, Distinction*, Distinction*, BB-SC
Charlotte Carey A*-1, 1-A, Bs-6, C-2, Distinction, Distinction
Ellie May Barnett As-7, B-4, C-1 and Pass
Brittany Savage A-5, B-3, C-2, Pass, BC-SC
Caitlyn Morgan A-3, B-3, C-3, Distinction*, Distinction*
Toni Moore A-3, B-3, C-1, Pass, Pass, Distinction, Distinction, AB-S
Best achieving pupils:
Shannon James, Ellie May Banett Jones