A Level:

I am proud to announce that our A level results this year have been amongst the best in the school’s history, and a slight increase on last year’s excellent performance on nearly all key indicators. The majority of our students have been accepted to the Universities of their choice, the majority of which are Russell Group Universities.

The following students are commended for attaining 4 of the highest grades at A level in their qualifications; Megan-Alicia Edwards, Miriam Davies, Jac Edwards, Jac Williams, Mared Browning, Ffion Clarke, Rhys Lynch, Dylan Jones, Cameron Symonds, Rhys Powell and Llew Evans.

Congratulations to all our students for their remarkable success which is borne out of ability, endeavour, dedication and perseverance over two long years. The results below include Welsh Baccalaureate results and BTEC qualifications, the figures in the brackets reflect purely A level results.

% A* - A: 43% (35%)
%A* - B: 71%
%A* - C: 91% (87%)
%A* - E: 100%
%A*: 16%
%A: 28%

Provisional A Level comparative data for all Cardiff high schools was released this week and shows that Plasmawr attained the highest percentage of A* - A grades at A level of all the schools in Cardiff (35%), and we were a close second with % A* - C grades (87%). It is incredible to think that Plasmawr ranks amongst the highest performing schools in Cardiff at A level for the 4th year in succession – what an achievement!

I am indebted to my staff for preparing their students so well for their A level, Welsh Bacc and BTEC courses and who take so much pride in the achievements of their students.


Congratulations to our Year 11 pupils who have performed so well in their GCSE studies and have attained such an excellent set of results. Their performance compares favourably with last year’s record breaking performance at GCSE level.

L1 (% 5 A* - G): 99.4%
L2 (% 5 A* - C): 85.6%
L2+ (% 5 A* - C including a Language and Maths): 73.8%
Mathematics, English and Science above 80% A* - C.

A big thank you to all the staff who have worked tirelessly in ensuring that our pupils are given every opportunity to succeed. Every individual has a story to tell, but we would like to draw attention to 5 pupils who have achieved 10 or more qualifications at A* grade. The five pupils also represent 5 different primary schools.
Amy Lloyd Evans
Megan Mead
Heledd Roberts
Nia Walsh
George Watts

We would also like to congratulate 9.3% of the cohort on gaining 12 or more A* and A grades, and the 17% of pupils who achieved 10 or more A* and A grades in their GCSEs.


John Hayes 

Term Dates

Autumn Term 2017-18:
Monday September 4 - Friday December 22
Half term:- 30/10/17 - 03/11/17

Spring Term 2017-18:
Monday January 8 - Thursday March 29
Half term:- 19/02/18 - 23/02/18

Summer Term 2017-18:
Monday April 16 - Friday July 24
Half term:- 28/05/18 - 01/06/18

Cardiff Council School Term Dates

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