We are delighted to report that the school has achieved its highest ever GCSE performance this year which has continued the journey of improvement made by Rhosnesni over the last two years. 95% of our students gained 5 or more GCSE passes with 83% achieving the Level 2 threshold (5 GCSE A*-C grades). there has been significant improvements in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science.
Headteacher, Mr Nic Harrison said, ‘The school has made significant overall improvement in the standard of achievement at numerous levels at both Key Stage 3 and 4 and builds upon the previous successes in recent years and it is our goal to ensure that we continue to improve even further in the future. I wish to extend my sincere congratulations to all students who have worked tremendously hard to gain their qualifications and to wish them every success in the future. There have been some outstanding results this year with some impressive individual achievements. 18 students, 10% of year 11 achieved 17 or more GCSE’s. Congratulations to Joesph Boycott who achieved success in Year 9 with an A* in Maths which was followed in Year 10 with an A in Statistics and in Year 11, Joesph was the highest achieving student.
These improvements to academic results along with the continued improved attendance in 2016 reflect the continued determination and commitment of the school to ensure the children at Ysgol Rhosnesni achieve their full potential and beyond.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank staff who have worked so hard to enable the students to achieve their results and the parents and Governors who have provided support to enable our students to do so well’.
This year saw a new initiative with an event shelter set up at the front of the school for the Youth Service, Coleg Cambria, Careers Wales and the MPCT working together with school staff to ensure that all students had immediate access to specialist services and advice. In previous years the support was available in the GCSE results area but this year we separated the services out to provide a one stop facility which for some students provided them with the specialist direction they needed.
The Chair and Vice Chair of Governors, Mr D Hughes and Mrs L Closs were on hand to congratulate students along with school staff and the Senior Leadership Team.
We are always proud of the achievements of students and this year is no exception. Congratulations to students in Year 10 and Year 11 who have worked so hard.
Friday 4th May 2018, message from Miss Brown, Deputy Headteacher
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a lovely bank holiday weekend. It has been a very busy term and our students have been involved in a range of exciting activities this term including a KS3 Maths Challenge organised by the Maths Department. In addition preparations are well underway for our Achievement Awards Evening at Glyndwr University on Thursday 12th July. Further information will follow.
For Parents of Year 6 students joining us in September, you will have received your welcome letter with the arrangements for the transition days and the parent welcome evening being held on Wednesday 27th June in the school hall. The evening will be hosted by our new Headteacher Mr Andrew Brant and further transition information will be added to our Transition Page once finalised.
Our Y11 students have been working very hard and attending sessions after school revision sessions. A letter is being issued to Y11 students today outlining important information regarding the school Prom and home study arrangements. The GCSE Examinations commence on Tuesday 8th May and there are a number of pre exam briefings available to support your child. A copy of the letter is available under the Parents section of the school website.
Finally, on behalf of all staff I would like to wish all of our Y10 and Y11 students the best of luck in their exams.