This year, pupils sat the full suite of linear GCSEs with increased content and no coursework or modules. Despite concerns nationally about how pupils would cope with this form of assessment, Christ College pupils have achieved some outstanding results, with an overall 94% pass rate.
The new GCSEs are graded 9-1 with grade 9 classified as a super ** grade and 8 as the old A*. This cohort achieved 31% at grades 8 or 9, and 52% of all grades were 7,8 and 9.
In English Literature, 12 candidates achieved a level 9 (31% of all entries). In History, 20% of entries were at grade 9 with 29% of entries at the same level in Religious Studies. 23% of candidates in Art and 25% in Photography also attained the coveted grade 9.
Best performance in the school:
Erica Morgan from Monmouth who achieved 9 grade 9 s and one grade 8.
Erica, Sasha and Alice
Best performances by local pupils:
Rhiannon Coleman 9 grades 9/8 (Brecon)
Kate Jenkins 9 grades 9/8 (Llangynidr)
Sasha Pearson 8 grades 9/8 (Builth Wells)
Alice Edwards 7 grades 9/8 (Llandovery)
Joe Houghton 6 grades 9/8 (Brecon)
Aidan Hurst 6 grades 9/8 (Pontneddfechan)
Aiden and Joe
Best performances from further afield:
Vincent Chua 8 grades 8/9 (Hong Kong)
Endy Wu 7 grades 8/9 (Hong Kong)
Gareth Pearson, Head of Christ College, commented: “This is a fantastic set of results. I am especially proud of how well our pupils and staff coped with the challenging transition from the old GCSE syllabus to the new system. This completes a fabulous year for Christ College Brecon with five ‘Excellents’ in our November Estyn Inspection, 20% A*’s in our A-level results and now 31% 8/9 in our GCSE results.
There was a flurry of excitement on Friday 10th March, in the House Art Exhibition as the pupils learned who won the prizes and who was awarded the House Art trophy. deWinton house was announced the overall winner of the House Art competition – congratulations!…Read on
The 1st XII girls travelled to the National Hockey Centre in Cardiff, on Tuesday 14th March, for the much anticipated U18 National Hockey final against Ysgol Bro Morgannwg. Captained by Meg I and Floss D, the team put on an excellent display of hockey. A highlight…Read on
On Friday 3rd March 2023, we were delighted to hold the annual Christ College Instrumentalist and Singer of the Year competition, this year adjudicated by Roger Argente, Head of Brass performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. A large and supportive…Read on
The 1st VII headed to Deeside last weekend to take part in the National Netball finals, The President’s Cup, hosted by Welsh Netball. Placed in a strong group their opponents included Coleg Cambria, Gower College and Ysgol y Strade. The team lost 2 matches and…Read on
A fantastic day was had at the Christ College Brecon Invitational Rugby Sevens Tournament on Sunday . There was a great display of rugby on display amongst the participating teams much to the delight of the crowds. The tournament saw the home side going unbeaten…Read on
In perfect conditions on a mild Saturday February morning at Llandovery, the Christ College v Llandovery College match first played in 1879, returned to full status after last year’s 125th match against a Llandovery Development XV. The reasons for the pause in fixtures are well known, but both…Read on