NEWTOWN High School's sixth form students are celebrating A-level results.

At A-level, students achieving three or more grades at A* - A increased by three per cent, this is supported by a rise in the number of top grades achieved by our students.

75 per cent of students gained the equivalent of two or more grades at A* - C, with 96 per cent achieving the Level 3 threshold.

Rob Edwards, headteacher, said: "100 per cent of our students achieved Distinction Star – Pass in BTEC Level 3 courses. This success reflects the talent and determination of our students and the dedication of their teachers."

94 per cent of students entered for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate achieved A* to C grade, with 100 per cent achieving this qualification at A* - D, further enhancing their employability skills.

Notable performers were Charlotte Gerrard who achieved one A*, three As and one B, an average wider points score of 1350 and is going to study game development at John Moores University, Liverpool; Ryan Parry who achieved four A*s, an average wider points score of 1200 points and is going to study economics and management at Oxford University; Dino Georgiou who achieved 2As and 2 Bs, an average wider points score of 1020 points and is going to study pharmacy at Cardiff University; twin sisters Dohee and Juhee Lee achieved 1D*, 1A and 2 Bs (respectively), an average wider points score of 1020. Dohee is going to study aviation management at the University of Coventry and Juhee is going to study advertising and management at the University of Birmingham.

"We are incredibly proud of all our Sixth Form students and appreciate that their results reflect not only their dedication but also the considerable support of their parents and families," said Mr Edwards.

“It is a testament to all of our students for their hard work and efforts this year, in particular girls who considerably improved their average wider points score to last year.

"We are also delighted that nearly all of our students achieved their first preference place at University. The school and I wish them every success with their future pathways."