Cardiff A-level students celebrate success


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The provisional A-level results for Cardiff show that standards remain high in the capital city. 

Based on the provisional results announced today, 31.5 percent of A-level results for 2019 are graded A* to A, compared to the Wales figure of 27 percent. 

The percentage of A-level entries resulting in A* - E grades has risen to 98.6 percent, an increase of 0.3 percentage points from last year.

For entries graded A* to C, the 2019 figure is 80.9 percent, compared the Wales-wide figure of 76.3 percent, an increase of 2.6 percentage points.

Deputy Leader of Cardiff Council and Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sarah Merry, said: "Congratulations to all the students who collected their results today.

"This celebrates the hard work, time and determination that our young people have invested in the last two years and I amdelighted to hear of so many great success stories across the city.

"A-Level results day also marks the start of a new exciting chapter for students, and Iwould like to wish them all every success as they move onto university, employment or training."

The provisional results relate only to A-levels from all exam boards. The BTEC and Welsh Baccalaureate results will be factored into the final ratified figures. 


Bishop of Llandaff

  • 34% achieved A* to A
  • 84% achieved A* to C
  • 99% achieved A* E
  • Jack Vaughan and Katie McMullen have secured 4 x A* and will go on to study History at Oxford and Planning and Real Estate at Manchester.


Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf

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  • 99% of students achieved the L3 threshold
  • Over 40% of grades were A or A*
  • 36% of students gained at least two A* to A grades
  • Jac Griffiths achieved five A* and Manon Johnes and Georgina Savastano both achieved 4 A* and are going onto study at Oxford.


Cantonian High School

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  • 100% of pupils achieved  A levels with 67% achieving three grade A* to C qualifications
  • Pupils who completed vocational qualifications also achieved excellent results with 100% achieving pass or better grades
  • 75% achieved A* to C grades in the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate of the Welsh Baccalaureate.


Radyr Comprehensive School

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  • 38 year 13 students achieved at least 3 A grades with 20 students achieving at least 4 A grades.
  • A*A % - 48%, A*B % - 71 %, A*C % - 87%, A*D % - 96%, A*E % - 99.6%
  • Record number of successful Oxbridge applications with five of our students securing places.


Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr

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  • The majority of our students who applied for Higher Education courses have been accepted to the Universities of their choice, a high percentage of which are Russell Group Universities. 
  • 22.2% attained 3 or more A* or A grades
  • 70% attained 3 or more A* - C grades.
  • Carys Bill, Elin Preest and Gwen Williams have attained the necessary entry requirements to study at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Whitchurch High School

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  • 33% of A level grades were A or A*.
  • 61% of all grades awarded being B grade or better. 
  • 35 students achieved three or more A* or A grades, including 2 students, Anna Reynolds and Anna Ruddock, who achieved 4 A* grades. 
  • A further eight students, Jenni Colcombe, Sophie Gwilt, Chloe Howcroft, Daniel Howcroft, Arash Hushyar Yazdian, Ewan John, Beatriz Silva and William Thomas all achieved 3 A* grades.
  • Twins Sophie Gwilt and Erin Gwilt recorded five A* and two A grades between them, whilst another set of twins - Daniel Howcroft and his sister Chloe recorded six A* grades between them.


Cardiff West Community High School

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  • 100% secured 3+ A*- C or equivalent
  • Over 65% have achieved 3 A*- C+ or equivalent including the Welsh Baccalaureate with our A2 students.
  • Georgia Newman is a student ambassador and was awarded an A, B, C. She has been studying Korean in her spare time and has applied to SOAS London.



Cathays High School

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  • Most successful year ever for A- Level results at the school
  • A2 students secured places at university with over 90% of them getting their first choice
  • 95% of results were grade A*-E
  • 83% were A*-C
  • 33% were A*-A.
  • Results at A*-A, A*-B & A*-C are significantly better than in previous years.
  • Amarjit Gaba gained three As in Maths, Further Maths and Physics despite only starting his studies in January 2019.

Llanishen High School

  • English Literature, Physics, Music, Politics secured 100% of grades at A*-C
  • In Economics, 36% of grades were at A*-A
  • In French and Geography, 50% of grades were at A*-A
  • Many students have successfully secured places at a range of Russell Group universities to pursue a wide range of degree courses. 
  • Megan Brown, Alice Cann, Leah Coulter, Ben Crocker, Ollie Dell'Armi, Alys Murphy, Jo Radulovic, Gwyn Rich and Jazmin Stacey all achieved 4 A*-A grades