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Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School

Published Examination Results

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CWB Examination Results, 1910

Aberdare County School.


C.W.B. ANNUAL EXAMINATION, 1910. GRATIFYING RESULTS.


Honours Cert.

S. G. John—English Language and Lit., History, French (with conversational power).

Irene Pratt—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, French (with conversational power).

Dorothy Rees—English Lang. and Lit., French (with conversational power),*

T. B. Reynolds—Eng. Lang. and Lit., French (with conversational power), Additional Maths.

Higher Cert.

Luther Bosher—Additional Maths., Physics, Chemistry.

Idris Jones—Higher Maths., Physics, Chemistry.

L T. Morgan—Additional Maths., Physics, Chemistry.

Senior Cert.

Kate Connolly—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History*, Arithmetic, Latin, French, Botany*.

A. L. Davies—Eng. Lang., History, Arithmetic*, Elementary Maths., Latin, French, Chemistry.

M. B. Davies—Eng. Lit., History, Elementary Maths., French, Botany.

Tom Davies—Eng. Lang., Arithmetic*, Elementary Maths., French, Chemistry.

L M. Evans—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic*, Welsh, Botany, Geography.

Annie Henry—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, French, Botany, Geography.

G. C. Hughes—Eng. Lang., Lit., History, Arithmetic*, Elementary Maths., Latin, French*, Chemistry.

S. M. Jenkins—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Elementary Maths., Latin, French, Botany.

Nellie Mason—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Latin, French, Botany.

W. J. Morris—English Lang.*, History, Arithmetic, Elementary Maths., Latin, French.

D. J. Parsons—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic*, French, Geography.

Jennie Powell—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Latin, French, Botany.

Irene Price—Eng. Lang., History, Arithmetic, Elementary Maths., Latin, French, Botany.

A. Rhydderch—Eng. Lang., History, Arithmetic*, Elementary Maths.*, Latin, Chemistry, Welsh.

Tom Roderick—Eng. Lang., History, Arithmetic*, Elementary Maths., Chemistry, Latin.

G. M. Williams—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic*, Elementary Maths., Latin, Chemistry, Welsh.

S. M. Williams—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Elementary Maths., French, Botany.

Commercial Cert.

Gordon W. Chapman.

Junior Cert.

Harry Allen—Eng. Lang and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Elem. Maths., French, Geography, Woodwork.

G. K. Burgess—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, French, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand*.

Ivor Davies—Eng. Lit., History, Arithmetic, Elem. Maths., French, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand*.

S. J. Davies—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Latin, Welsh, Needlework, Cookery.

W. R. Davies—Eng. Lang. & Lit., Arithmetic, Elem. Maths., Latin, Welsh, Elem. Science, Woodwork, History.

Dorothy Elliott—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, French, Botany.

M. Erskine—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Elem. Maths., Latin, French, Needlework*.

D. J. Evans—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Elem. Maths., Welsh, Elem. Science, Geography, Woodwork.

S. M. Garrett—Eng. Lit., History, Arithmetic, Welsh, Botany, Needlework, Cookery.

M. F. George—Eng. Lang. & Lit., History, Arithmetic, French, Geography, Shorthand.

W. T. Harry—Eng. Lang, and Lit., History, Elem. Maths., Elem. Science, Geography, Woodwork.

C. M. Hughes—Eng. Lang. & Lit., Arithmetic, Elem. Maths., Welsh, Needlework, Cookery.

S. Jenkins—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Elem. Maths., Welsh, Woodwork.

R. D. John—Eng. Lang, and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Elem. Maths., French*, Elem. Science, Woodwork*.

C. J. Jones—Eng. Lang. and Lit., Arithmetic, Elem. Maths., Latin, Welsh, Botany, Needlework, Cookery.

T. A. Jones—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic*, Elem. Maths., Latin, French*, Elem. Science, Geography, Woodwork.

A. F. Lambert—Eng. Lang.* and Lit., History, Arithmetic*, Elem. Maths., French*, Geography, Book-keeping*, Shorthand*.

A. M. Lewis—Eng. Lang, and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Elem. Maths., Latin, French*, Elem. Science, Geography, Woodwork*.

Muriel Lewis—Eng. Lang.* and Lit., History, Latin, French*, Botany, Geography.

A. M. Minty—Eng. Lang. and Lit.*, History, Arithmetic, Elem. Maths., Latin, French*, Botany, Needlework*, Cookery.

A. B. Morgan—Eng. Lit., History, Arithmetic, Latin, French, Needlework*, Cookery.

H. C. Oxenham—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, French*, Geography, Book-keeping*, Shorthand*, Elem. Maths.

W. C. Oxenham—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Elem. Maths., French, Elem. Science, Geography, Woodwork.

S J. Rees—Eng. Lang. and Lit., Arithmetic*, Elem. Maths., Latin, Welsh, Needlework*, Cookery.

M. Roderick—Eng. Lang. and Lit., Arithmetic*, Elem. Maths., French, Needlework*, Cookery.

G. L. Thomas—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Elem. Maths., French, Elem. Science, Geography, Woodwork.

C. Walker—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Elem. Maths., Latin, French, Botany, Needlework, Cookery.

F. A, Walters—Eng. Lang. and Lit., Arithmetic, French, Botany, Needlework, Cookery.

G. H. Watkins—Eng. Lit., History, Arithmetic*, Elem. Maths., French, Elem. Science, Woodwork.

J. T. Williams—Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic*, Elem. Maths., Elem. Science, Geography, Woodwork.

Subjects marked with an asterisk (*) denote distinction in those subjects.

The School has again done exceptionally well, the number of certificates and distinctions gained being very large in comparison with former years. It has surpassed all records this year in regard to the number of County Scholarships and Exhibitions won, viz., five, the winners being Trefor Reynolds, Brinley Reynolds, Irene Pratt, Gwladys John, and Dorothy Rees. It is the only school in the county that gained four Honours Certificates, and likewise the only school to gain the Commercial Certificate. Six candidates also gained exemption from Welsh Matriculation, and one other passed London Matric.

Aberdare County School.

A SUCCESSFUL SESSION.

Judged by the results of the Central Welsh Board’s examinations, Aberdare County School takes first place in Glamorganshire, especially in the matter of individual honours and distinctions. In the recent examinations eight Honours certificates were awarded to various pupils belonging to County Schools in Glamorgan. Of these, four were gained by the Aberdare County School. In addition, the same school gained three “Higher” certificates; seventeen “Senior” certificates, six of these being equal to a Welsh Matriculation certificate; and thirty “Junior” certificates, the whole results including some forty-six distinctions. Another important feature of the results is the award of a “Commercial” certificate to Gordon W. Chapman. The Aberdare County School, by the way, is the first County School in Glamorgan to gain such a certificate, which when awarded last year to F. W. Oxenham carried with it a scholarship of £30 and fees tenable for three years at the Birmingham or any University granting a Commercial Degree. It is expected that G. W. Chapman will receive a similar scholarship.

More interesting perhaps than the list of passes are the various Scholarships and Exhibitions awarded on the results of the examinations.

Trevor Reynolds gained a County Scholarship, value £30 and fees, tenable for three years, at the recent University Entrance Examination, at which examination he took second place for the whole of South Wales and Monmouthshire.

Irene Frances Pratt, in addition to winning the “Caroline-Williams” Scholarship of £25 a year for three years at the Cardiff University, has been awarded a County Scholarship of £30 a year and fees, tenable for three years at the same college.

T. Brinley Reynolds, who passed third in the County C.W.B. examination, has secured a Scholarship of £30 a year and fees, tenable for 3 years at Cardiff.

Sarah Gwladys John, and Dorothy Rees have each gained similar Scholarships tenable for 3 years at Cardiff and Aberystwyth respectively.

A noteworthy feature, too, is the continued progress made by ex-County School pupils who have proceeded to the various colleges. For instance, Ezer Griffiths has been awarded for the second time by the college authorities (Cardiff) the “Isaac Roberts Research” Scholarship of £50 a year; D. Felix Davies, at the same college, has distinguished himself by winning the “Sir Alfred Thomas” Scholarship of £20 awarded on his first year’s work; while Miss Lizzie Pratt, who won a £50 Entrance Scholarship to Girton College, Cambridge, also holds the £80 Scholarship at the same college, awarded by the County Council. This latter scholarship, by the way, is the one which Miss May Williams, another old student of the County School, gained some four years ago. In fact the £80 Scholarship has only been awarded twice, and on each occasion it has been secured by a pupil of the Aberdare County School.

To Mr. Cox, the headmaster, and his colleagues, great credit is due. Nor should we forget the work of the Board of Governors and their indefatigable chairman, Ald. David Hughes, who have spared no efforts to make the school one of the first in the whole of Wales.

The Certificates: The Central Welsh Board, CWB, set its first examinations in 1897, and awarded its first certificates in 1899.

The Honours Stage Certificate was the most advanced of the CWB examinations taken by pupils aged 18 or 19 years. It was phased out in 1917.

The Higher Stage Certificate was taken around 18 years of age. This Certificate remained much the same until 1951 but was renamed Higher School Certificate in 1921. After 1951, its place was taken by GCE Advanced Level.

The Senior Stage Certificate was taken at around 16 years. This became the School Certificate in 1919. After 1951 its place was taken by GCE Ordinary Level, and in 1986 by the GCSE examination.

The Junior Stage Certificate was taken at around 14 years, about two years after entry to the school at age 12. It was phased out after the 1921 examination.

The Supplementary Stage was taken at the end of the first year in the sixth form, but unlike the other stages could be taken in separate subjects.

Notes

*The comma suggests Dorothy Rees might have passed a third subject, but the newspaper report did not record it.