GCSE Press Release 2017

 

    

Year 11 pupils at Darland High School were celebrating a terrific set of exam results. 65% of the year group achieved the ‘gold standard’ of five good GCSE passes including English language and Mathematics. Particularly impressive was the increase in the number of students achieving the very top grades, with 24% of the cohort achieving at least 5 A or A* grades.

 A delighted Peter Agnew, headteacher, commented:

‘This was the first year of the new GCSEs, representing a definite raising of the bar for students everywhere. It is a testament to the hard work of our students and staff that we have been able to continue our improving trend at Darland.’

 Among the high number of pupils who did exceptionally well were:

Owain Williams of Gresford : 10A* and 1A

Eva Sharples of Wrexham : 10A* and 1A

Bethan Davies of Wrexham : 9A* and 4As

Daisy Nelson of Gresford : 7A* and 5As

Adam Williams of Wrexham : 7A* and 4As

Also worthy of commendation were the triplet Malone sisters, Katie, Poppy and Morgan of Wrexham, who between them amassed 10A* and 11As

ISM Award for Darland

More than 15% of all GCSE students at key Stage 4 took and achieved and A*- C in music.  This puts Darland in the top 13 schools across Wales.  In recognition of the excellent work and achievement we have been awarded the ISM Silver Certificate in Music.

Congratulations to Mr Winterbottom for his commitment to music at Darland.  Well Done.

 

Doughnut Day at Darland

As part of Autism Awareness Day, Team ALN hosted a continental coffee and doughnut day. Finger licking fun was had by everyone and a grand total of £400 was raised.

Thanks to Morrisons, New Directions plus our other doners of doughnuts for your fantastic support.
     

 

 

“We Can Save A Life”

Year 8 students have learnt life saving first aid skills with the Red Cross as part of their Health and Well Being morning.  Other sessions included emotional well being, risky pictures, solvent abuse, contraception and a session from the Youth Justice Service.

Thank you to our deliverers for a very informative morning.

Wrexham Lions Peace Poster Winners Announced

Four Year 8 students have been recognised by Wrexham Maelor Lyons Club for their Peace Posters and have been presented with Certificates of Appreciation and prizes at a presentation at Glyndwr University today attended by Cllr John Pritchard, Mayor of Wrexham and Lady Mayoress Ann Pritchard.  Also present was Ann Monslow who organises the annual event within the Wrexham Maelor area.  The competition is open to local students aged 11 to 13 years of age.

Pictured are Ella Lloyd (2nd), Megan Royce (4th), Megan Adcock (1st) and Emily Benion (3rd)

    

 

Darland Remembers

An impeccably observed two minute silence was held at Darland. At 11am, the school bell was the signal for The Last Post to be played by Year 10 student Robert Tarver. Students, staff and visitors stood in silence to remember those who gave their lives for the freedom which we all enjoy today.

Prefects and senior staff also represented Darland at Christ Church, Rossett and at the War Memorial in Wrexham on Remembrance Sunday.rem

Charity Walk

Thursday 13th October dawned bright and sunny as students and staff enthusiastically gathered for the annual sponsored walk along the lanes of Rossett. The students were helping to raise money for Nyabigoma Primary School in Masindi, Uganda. The school has very poor toilet facilities and our aim is to raise £5000 to improve this aspect of their school life. Each year group was given a particular theme to make this challenging event memorable and fun. Waves of colour wandered along the lanes of Rossett as each year group wore a dedicated colour creating a colourful rainbow of walkers.

We Raised Over £6000,00 

WELL DONE EVERYONE!

Welcome Back

We hope you have all enjoyed the summer holidays.

A reminder that Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd September are training days and the new term will commence on Monday 5th September for all students.