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Llanishen High School celebrates student success on GCSE Results Day

Llanishen High School is celebrating a positive 2023 GCSE Results Day with 30% of the cohort achieving the 5A*/A measure and over 98% of the cohort achieving the Level 1 measure.

A community-led high school based in the heart of Cardiff, Llanishen High School saw over 300 students receive their GCSE results today, with students achieving exceptional results in a range of academic and vocational qualifications. These achievements include:

  • 30% students achieved at least five GCSEs at A*/A

  • 42 students achieved 10 or more GCSEs at A*/A grade

  • 9 students achieved 15 straight A*/A grades

  • A further 8 students achieved 14 straight A*/A grades

  • 98% of the student cohort achieved the Level 1 threshold (five qualifications including three GCSEs)

  • Nearly 70% of the student cohort achieved at least five GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Mathematics

While 160+ students are choosing to study for their A Levels at Llanishen High School’s Sixth Form, other students are celebrating their progression into vocational pathways including college courses and apprenticeships.

Freya Curtis, a Year 11 student said: “I’ll be studying Philosophy Religion and Ethics, Drama, History and English Literature in Llanishen High Sixth Form. I found my school experience fun, but I can’t wait for the independence of Sixth Form and taking only the subjects I’m passionate about! I’m also looking forward to getting back to my extra-curricular passions too, like the school debating club and the spectacular school shows!” 

Headteacher Mrs Sarah Parry said: “These GCSE results showcase the incredible determination and dedication our students have shown over their GCSE years with us and we’re proud to have played our part. We couldn’t be happier to see so many achieve the fantastic results that they hoped for and we’ll continue to celebrate the unique achievements of each of our students and their personal measures of success. 

“We look forward to seeing over 160 familiar faces return to study their A Levels with us this September as they start the next crucial phase of their education journey. For others pursuing alternative routes, we wish you the best of luck, and we look forward to seeing what you’ll achieve.”