Maesteg School pupils celebrated outstanding successes in today’s A level results, marking yet another year of excellent academic and personal achievements with an overall A*- C pass rate of 77% (2 A Levels or equivalent) with 97% of our pupils achieving 2 A*-E grades. This year, the number of pupils achieving 3 A*-A grades was the highest in the school’s history.  Fewer pupils pursued BTEC or equivalent courses this year with the majority of pupils following more traditional A level courses.  This meant that there was, even more, pressure on pupils to perform well during the exam season.  And they did just that!

Helen Jones, Headteacher said, ‘we are thrilled with the performance of our Sixth form pupils who achieved a total of 59 A*/A grades between them.  We are pleased to see so many of our pupils gaining places at some of the country’s top Universities.  These results reflect the dedication of our staff, parents, and governors to raise the aspirations of our pupils so that they strive to achieve their very best and compete with the best also.  They have made us all extremely proud. ‘

This is a real testament to how students at Maesteg School are prepared to be lifelong learners with the skills required to succeed at Higher Education.

Notable achievements from this year are as follows:

Saran Sayce achieved 1 A* and 3 A grades and will go on to study Law at the University of Bristol.

Saffron Thomas achieved 2 A*, 1A, to study Art and Design at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.

Kieran Hood achieve 1A* 2As and will study Physics at Swansea University.

Aled Batchelor achieved 1A* and 3As, to study Biochemistry at the Imperial College London.

Kieran Collins achieved 3As to pursue Physics at the University of Bristol.

Naomi Edwards will read Business and Accounting at Exeter after achieving 3As

Mollie James-Smith will study Fashion Marketing Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University after gaining 1A* and 1A and 1B

Olivia Thomas will read Professional Dance and Musical Theatre after gaining 1A* and 1A and 1Bs

‘Our year 13 students now leave us to begin the next exciting chapter of their lives and we wish them every success for the future. They have been an asset to the school community and real ambassadors for what we stand for.  Well done to all!’