STUDENTS across the region are getting ready to return to the classroom but there is still time to celebrate recent exam success.
Last week, high school youngsters in Flintshire received their GCSE results.
One of the area’s secondary institutions, Argoed High School in Bryn-Y-Baal, near Mold, was full of praise for its students.
A spokesperson said: “Argoed High School staff are delighted with the results of our Year 10 and 11 students. After such disruption to their studies; their resilience, perseverance and talent has shone through.
“We are particularly pleased with the success of our higher achievers who have exceeded all expectations. Over a quarter of our learners achieved at least five A* to A grades and over half achieved at least one A grade.
“A special mention goes to Olivia Gillespie and Oliver Beresford, who achieved nine A* and two A grades, whilst Charlotte Evans and Katherine Ridding both achieved seven A* and four A grades.
“A fantastic achievement by all. Congratulations!”
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Following the ‘exceptional’ results day, Cllr Ian Roberts, leader of Flintshire Council and Cabinet Member for Education, Welsh Language, Culture and Leisure said: “The council is very proud of all of our Year 11 pupils on their hard work to achieve the grades that they have received.
“There has been a considerable effort across the system to ensure that students were able to sit examinations this year. In a year of continued disruption from the pandemic, they have worked hard to achieve their goals.
“I wish them every success and encourage them to continue to work hard and aim high.”