A-LEVEL results day was celebrated at Ysgol Bro Hyddgen, Machynlleth, where, overall 100 per cent of Year 13 students achieved at least two A*- E grades or equivalent.

72 per cent of the awarded grades were in the A*- C range at A-level.

Ysgol Bro Hyddgen staff and students were very pleased with this year’s Sixth Form results.

Subjects achieving 100 per cent A*-C at A-levels include Welsh, French, religious education, music, geography and art.

100 per cent success was seen in the vocational subjects with 87 per cent of the results being Distinction Star or Distinction.

Almost all students have obtained the grades or points score required for them to enter the university of their choice – attaining their personal, and often challenging targets.

Many have achieved places on very competitive courses at some of the most respected universities.

The students’ qualifications have enabled them to start studying for degree courses in subjects as diverse as pharmacology, zoology, chemistry, forensic science, music, diagnostic radiography, Welsh, art, geography, textile design, sports and exercise science, quantity surveying, politics and archaeology and anthropology in prestigious universities across the country.

Headteacher, Mr Dafydd Jones, said that he’s keen to acknowledge that each student's success has been brought about not just by their own hard work but also the commitment, support and high quality teaching of staff at the school.

“Yet again this year, these are very pleasing results and reflect the hard work and commitment of the students, parents and Ysgol Bro Hyddgen’s staff to ensure the young people within our community have the best possible life chances whilst aiming for their chosen career paths.

"I would like to congratulate all the students and wish them the very best as they move on to university or into employment."

Ysgol Bro Hyddgen students have already been celebrating their successes this summer in various fields including Lewys Meredydd winning the male solo under 19 at the National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst.

Also, Swyn Hughes and Aur Bleddyn have been successful in achieving the Tabernacle art scholarship, and Swyn also won the junior art competition as part of the acclaimed Machynlleth Festival.

Among the highest performers at A-level were: Aur Bleddyn ABCC; Harriet Bletcher AABC; Aeryn Carpenter ABC Distinction * and Merit; Seren Faber A*C; Celt John ABCC; Stefan Jones ACC Distinction; Owen Kimpton AAAC; Lewys Meredydd A*ABB; Macsen Tomos ABCC.

Commendable performances were also seen at AS level including: Tomos Chick AAB; Cerys Hickman AAAA; Rose Williamson AAC.