AN EXCELLENT set of A-level results at Llanfyllin High School has been praised by headteacher Dewi Owen.

Mr Owen said: "Our congratulations go out to all the students who have once again achieved an excellent set of examination results with a very pleasing improvement seen in the percentage of A* and A grades.

"100% of our students passed again this year with nearly half of the results being at grades A* to B and the majority at A* to C.

"These results will enable students to embark on degree courses at universities across the country with a number receiving scholarships at Aberystwyth and Bangor.

"We are delighted that students have gained places at top universities to study a range of courses including politics, international relations, aerospace engineering, pharmacy, computer science, bioveterinary science, humanities, music, media and the arts.

"There were outstanding individual performances including three students who achieved all A* and A grades.

"There were several excellent subject performances with the following achieving 100 per cent A*- C grades; further maths, chemistry, fine art, textiles, photography and theatre studies.

"Our students also enjoyed great success in vocational subjects taught at Llanfyllin High School with 100 per cent pass rate.

"In IT and sport 100 per cent of students achieved a Merit grade or above with nine Distinction or Distinction star grades being awarded.

"At AS level there were some excellent performances with three students achieving three A or B grades. We look forward to working with students towards their full A levels over the coming year.

"It is very pleasing to see our students enjoy the reward of their hard work. We are very proud that our students achieve such good results with such consistency.

"This is due to a combination of factors: the fact that we are able to offer a wide curriculum in order to best meet students’ needs; the enthusiasm and commitment of our students; the hard work and dedication of our staff; and of course the support and encouragement of parents."