Thursday, 24 August 2017 11:10

Celebrations Continue at Ysgol Eirias!

Ysgol Eirias is very proud of the curriculum offered where students are accessing an extensive range of subjects that meet a variety of interests and needs. A number of students have achieved success despite challenging personal circumstances or significant learning difficulties over the last couple of years due to the caring pastoral system and the Additional Needs support offered. Individualised learning programmes have ensured that students can reach or exceed their potential through the varying routes offered.   Despite joining the school with very little English, Julia Deptula managed to gain grade B in Welsh and following 5 years of 100% attendance, Ellie Fryer scooped 11 GCSEs with 5 graded A*/A.

Technology subjects have excelled this year, in particular Engineering, Art, Child Development and Food Technology. Languages have also excelled as mirrored with A Level where, despite a declining national profile, German, French and Latin have yielded excellent results.

All subject areas across school have proven to reach the high standards required enabling students to access the courses they need to continue their journey whether that be continuing in education or moving into the world of work. Of particular note is the success of the newly introduced Welsh Baccalaureate where a very high number of students passed the course with flying colours.

Particularly impressive were the results of:

Hannah Bloodworth       7A*, 6As, and 1 Distinction

Eve Butler                           9A*, 2As, 1B and 1 Distinction

Ffion Filzek                         7A*, 2As, 2Bs, 1C and 1 Distinction

Prakriti Gurung                 7A*, 4As, 2Bs and 1 Distinction

Jack Harvey                        4A*, 1B, 1 Pass and 1 Distinction

Niamh Jones                      1A*, 8As, 2Bs and 1C

Rhian Jones                        7A*, 3As, 1B, 1C and 1 Distinction

Alexis Katsouris                3A*, 7As, 2Bs and 1 Distinction

Isabel Kirkham                  9A*, 3As, 1C and 1 Distinction

Jack Manfredi                    10As, 2Bs and 1C

Ali Matareed                      4A*, 5As, 3Bs and 1 Distinction

Emma Murphy                  4A*s, 6As, 2Bs and 1 Distinction

Sian Parry                            4A*s, 5As, 3Bs and 1 Distinction

Elisabeth                              5A*, 6As, 2Bs and 1 Distinction


Sophie Searle                    9A*s, 3As and 1 Merit

Ben Subkovas                    6A*s, 3As, 2Bs and 1 C

Kieran Talbot                     3A*s, 5As, 3Bs and 1C

Caitlin Williams 6A*s, 3As, 2Bs, 1 C and 1 Distinction

Students will be taking a range of routes following their GCSE successes including Luke Taylor joining the RAF and Sam Earl Jones and Byron Wilson-Noon following rugby scholarships or careers – we shall watch their progress carefully!

Retiring Headteacher, Mr Phil McTague commented: β€œIt is with great pride that I leave the school on such a high note. In an increasingly difficult context, it is a pleasure to be able to work with students and staff of such high calibre, who continue to work hard in the face of adversity and challenge. The resilience of these young people has been the back bone of their success. I wish everyone associated with Ysgol Eirias all the best for the future.”

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