Posted on: 17/08/2017
"Stunning" A Level results yet againThe Bishop of Llandaff are again celebrating another set of stunning A level results. The performance at A*-A saw record highs, with nearly 40% of all grades at this level; 87% of all outcomes graded at A*-C; and an overall pass rate of 99%.
Some notable performances include Aaron Rucinski who achieved 4A*s and an A grade. Aaron intends to read medicine at Exeter university; Gwynfor Morgan will study earth sciences at Oxford having secured 3A*s and 2As; Isobel Dobbins secured 2A*s and 2As and will read Law at Warwick university; Bethan Cleverdon will study PPE at Birmingham after achieving an A* and 3As; Claudia Humphreys secured 2As, a B and a C grade and will study Criminology at Nottingham; and Amy Johnson will read English at Birmingham university after achieving 4A grades. Other exceptional achievements include Rosie Hughes, who joined us in the sixth form from St Martin’s, Caerphilly and gained an A* and 3As; Adriel McForrester achieved 3A*s and an A; and Matthew Beville-Anderson secured an A* and 3Bs. Finally, two of our students have opted to travel further afield this autumn. They are Thomas Burr, who will study divinity at Harvard university following his 2A*s and 2A grades; and Ben Roberts who achieved 3A*s and 2As. Ben will eventually read PPE at Princeton. However, prior to commencing his studies in America, he intends to undertake development work in Sierra Leone as part of his gap year, fully funded by the university.
Headteacher, Marc Belli added, “I wish to congratulate our students on a remarkable set of examination results. They have been an incredible year group and have contributed so much to our school community. These outcomes are a reflection of their talents and they are fully deserved. Each student should be rightfully proud of their exceptional achievements and we wish them well in their futures, with many travelling to study at universities all over the country and some even to other parts of the world. It is sometimes easy to focus on those students who achieved the top grades but all of our students, regardless of their outcomes, have worked tirelessly to achieve their full potential. I should also like to express my gratitude to our tremendous staff who work endlessly to ensure our students do so well. They deserve a great deal of praise today and I hope they feel equally proud of these stunning achievements”.
Posted on: 7/10/2016
Careers DayOur annual Careers and Higher Education Fayre was held on Wednesday 5th October. Students from year 9, 11 and sixth form were given the opportunity to discuss their future career options with exhibitors in the fields of engineering, medicine, journalism, business and many more; whilst at the same time exploring the offerings presented by a diverse range of UK universities, such as Plymouth, Surrey, Oxford, UWE, Gloucester, Cardiff, Swansea and Aberystwyth. This year, Gloucester University also gave talks on Student Life which should help students know what to expect with their next big step after leaving Bishop of Llandaff. This great event was greatly appreciated and students came away with armfuls of prospectuses and other literature which will keep them busy over the coming weeks!
Posted on: 24/08/2017
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE UNDER NEW GCSEsStudents, parents and staff at The Bishop of Llandaff are today celebrating an outstanding set of GCSE results with 84% of students achieving 5 or more A*-C including English Language and mathematics. Under a new set of qualifications and supporting headline measures the school is delighted to report a staggering 41% of students achieved 5 or more A*-A with 15% of the year group achieving A*-A grades across the board
Headline Performance Indicators
94% 5 or more A*-C;
84% 5 or more A*-C including English Language and mathematics;
99% 5 or more A*-G;
41% 5 or more A*-A; and 419 best 9 outcomes (equivalent to 9 B grades per student on average)
Outstanding performances include
Rebecca Haslam 12A* Amy Heylin 11A*, 1A
Cathy Morris 10A*, 1A Kate O’Driscoll 12A*
Sam Ogonovsky 10A*, 2A Emily Roots 11A*, 1A
Gwennan Rucinski 11A*, 1A Grace Wellington 11A*, 1A
Miriam Wilks 10A*, 2A Ethan Day 9A*, 2B
Restam Ehmo Agha 9A*, 3A Ryan Joseph 8A*, 2A, 1B
Morgan Blanc 7A*, 5A Jonathan Hope-Gill 6A*, 5A
Other notable performances were seen by
Evie Carlin 1A*, 5A, 5B Sam Chubb 1A*, 4B, 8C
Caitlin Coakley 3A, 5B, 5C Sophie Jones 2A, 5B, 4C
Claurindo Diakiesse 2A*, 3B, 6C Joshua Bedford-Murphy 5B, 2C
Headteacher, Marc Belli added, “I am incredibly proud of the achievements of all our students today. We find ourselves in a unique period of curriculum change, where it is very difficult to make meaningful comparisons with the performance of previous years. However, against more demanding specifications and revised key performance indicators, our students have demonstrated their wonderful talents with these excellent results. This is a remarkable day for everyone associated with the school. I should like to congratulate all of our students who have worked so incredibly hard to earn the success seen today. The grades they have achieved will remain with them forever and is a reflection of their dedication and effort. While many of our students have recorded some of the highest outcomes in our history and possibly across the entire country, we are equally proud of all of our students who have met or exceeded their personal targets. Some of our strongest performances today have been achieved by individuals who have had to overcome significant challenges in recent times. Today is a day I am sure they will cherish for the rest of their lives! Following our stunning A level results last week, I also wish to reaffirm my sincere gratitude and heartfelt praise to the amazing teaching and support staff at school who have helped our students achieve such wonderful outcomes. They deserve a great deal of credit for the continued success at the school and have worked tirelessly to support the students to achieve so well”.