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Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School

Published Examination Results

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CWB Examination Results, 1914

Transcript from The Aberdare Leader, 19 September 1914

CWB Successes.

Boys’ Intermediate School, Aberdare.

NOTE.—Black letter denotes that distinction was gained in that subject.

Honours Certificate.—Henry E. Allen, English Language and Liter.; History; Latin. David A. Vaughan, English Language and Liter.; History; French. David P. Williams, English Language and Liter.; History; French.

Higher Certificate.—Albert T. Rees, Eng. Lang. and Liter.; History; Welsh; Chemistry at Senior Stage. Garfield Thomas, Additional Mathematics; Physics; Chemistry; Mechanics at Senior Stage.

Senior Certificate.—Cyril J. Chapman, English; History; Arithmetic; Mathematics; French; Chemistry; Geography.

Arthur G. Davies, English; History; Arithmetic; Mathematics; Welsh; Chemistry; Geography; Drawing.

Evan G. Davies, English; History; Arithmetic; Mathematics; Latin; French; Chemistry; Geography.

John Davies, English; History; Arithmetic Mathematics, Geography; Bookkeeping; Shorthand; Drawing.

John M. Davies, English; History; Mathematics Welsh; Chemistry; Geography; Drawing.

William H. Davies, English; Arithmetic; Mathematics; French; Chemistry; Geography; Book-keeping; Shorthand.

Clifford O. Evans, English; Arithmetic; Mathematics; French.

Frank Jeffries, English History; Arithmetic, Mathematics; French; Chemistry; Geography; Drawing.

Cledwyn A. Jenkins, English History; Arithmetic; Mathematics; Welsh; Chemistry; Geography; Drawing.

Edward John, English, History; Arithmetic; Mathematics; Chemistry: Geography.

John H. Jordan, English; Arithmetic; Mathematics; French; Geography.

David S. Nicholas, English; History; Arithmetic; Mathematics; Welsh.

John D. Powell, English; History; Mathematics; Welsh; Chemistry; Geography.

Emrys Prosser, English, History, Arithmetic, Geography, Drawing.

John L. Thomas, English, History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand.

Arthur J. Venables, English, Arithmetic, Mathematics; French; Chemistry; Book-keeping, Shorthand.

Hopkin R. Walters, English, Mathematics, Welsh, Geography.

David Williams, English, History, Arithmetic, Mathematics; French, Chemistry, Geography.

Junior Certificate.—Leslie N. Collette, English, History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand.

Harold E. Cox, English, History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, French, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Drawing, Woodwork.

Joshua Dalrymple, English, History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, French, Chemistry, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Drawing, Woodwork.

Herbert Davies, English, History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, French, Chemistry, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Woodwork.

Oswald T. Davies, English, History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Geography, Woodwork.

Trevor Davies, English, History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, French, Chemistry, Geography, Shorthand, Woodwork.

Wm. Edwards, English, History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Welsh, Chemistry, Geography, Drawing, Woodwork.

Cecil R. Escott, English, Arithmetic, Geography, Shorthand, Woodwork.

James C. Evans, English, History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Welsh, Chemistry, Geography, Drawing, Woodwork.

Percy A. Lewis, English, History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, French, Chemistry Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Drawing, Woodwork.

Idwal Rees, English, History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Latin, Welsh, Chemistry, Woodwork.

Sidney Welch, English, History, Mathematics, French, Chemistry, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Drawing, Woodwork.

Oliver Williams, English, History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, French, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Woodwork.

David Williams also passed the London Matriculation Examination.

 

 

Aberdare Girls’ Intermediate School

Higher Certificate.—Nellie Davies, Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Welsh, Botany. Bronwen Evans, Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Welsh, Botany. Muriel Thomas, Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Welsh, Maths. (Senior Stage). Laura Williams, Eng. Lang. and Lit., French (with conversation), Botany.

Senior.—May Abraham, Eng. History, Welsh, Botany, Needlework.

Bessie Algar, Eng., History, Arith., Maths., French, Botany.

Eileen Eggleton, Eng., History, Arith., Maths., Geog. Needlework.

Maud Evans, Eng., History, Arith., Welsh, Needlework.

Sophia Jenkins, Eng., History, Welsh, Botany, Needlework.

Edith Morgan, Eng., Arith., Maths., Welsh, Needlework.

Kitty Notton, Eng., History, French, Botany, Needlework.

Glyn Protheroe, Eng., History, Arith., Maths., Welsh, Geography.

Vera Tay, English, History, Arithmetic, Botany, Geography, Needlework.

Junior.—Mary Boxhall, English, History, Maths., Welsh, Botany, Needlework.

Ann Eliz. Davies, English, History, Welsh, Botany, Needlework.

Elizabeth Ann Davies, English, History, Maths., Welsh, Botany, Geog., Needlework.

Gladys Evans, English, History, Maths., Welsh, Botany, Needlework.

Olivia Howells, English, Arithmetic, Maths., French, Needlework.

Muriel Kerswell, English, History, Maths., French, Botany, Needlework.

Sarah Maud Nicholas, English, History, Arithmetic, Maths., Welsh, Botany, Needlework.

Gladys Richards, English, History, Arithmetic, Welsh, Botany, Geography, Needlework.

Grace Sturgess, English, History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Welsh, Botany, Geography, Needlework.

Blanchette Thomas, English, History, Arith., Maths., Latin, Welsh, Botany, Geog., Needlework.

Margaret Thomas, English, History, Welsh, Botany, Needlework.

Gladys Trigg, English, History, Welsh, Botany, Needlework.

Esther Williams, English, History, Arith., Maths., Latin, French, Needlework.

Martha Olwen Williams, Eng., History, Arith., Maths., Latin, French, Botany, Geog., Needlework.

Dora Wyke, Eng., History, Maths., French, Botany, Drawing, Needlework.

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 awarded after passing the most advanced of the CWB examinations taken by pupils aged 18 or 19 years.

The Higher Stage Certificate, not mentioned above, was taken around 18 years of age.

The Senior Certificate was taken at around 16 years.

The Junior Certificate at around 14 years, about two years after entry to the school at age 12.


The Honours Stage was phased out in 1917.

The Higher Stage Certificate remained much the same until 1951 but was renamed Higher School Certificate in 1921.

The Senior Stage Certificate became the School Certificate in 1919.

The Junior Stage Certificate 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.


The Commercial Certificate, and another certificate called The Technical Certificate did not attract many candidates, and both were withdrawn after the 1923 examination.

Notes

All three boys who gained the Honours Certificate proceeded to U.C. Cardiff.

David S. Nicholas entered the school in 1909 at the age of 12 from Robertstown Elementary School, and quickly became an accomplished soccer player. He was capped by Wales at schoolboy level in 1912, but his career was interrupted by the World War 1, when he joined the Navy. Towards the end of the war he played several games as an amateur for Swansea before turning professional with Merthyr. However his football was once again put on hold for a few years when he entered the Carmarthen Teacher Training College. In 1921, aged 24, he joined Stoke Football Club staying until 1925; for three of those years the team played in the Football League Second Division, but for one year, 1922-23, in the Football League First Division. He returned to Swansea Town, for a further six seasons, 1924-30. He played for Wales on three occasions in the period 1921-24. Eventually he became a teacher in Aberdare.

Emrys Prosser became an active member of the Past Students Association Committee, and a teacher at Ynyslwyd Secondary Modern School.

Cecil R. Escott made a career in the Royal Navy where he attained the rank of Lieutenant-Commander. He settled in the Weymouth area. His brother Percy taught at Caradog Junior School in Aberdare.

Idwal Rees became the first headteacher of Aberdare Welsh Primary School. He has a separate entry in the Former Pupils section of this website.

Glyn Protheroe was Glynelen Protheroe. She married a contemporary, Herbert Lendon Berry, from her days when the boys and girls were together at the Trecynon School. Her son Brian Berry features in several places on this website.

Vera Tay was almost certainly Edith Veronica Tay from Abernant. After her career as a school teacher, she married Albert Hobbs in 1943. Her School Prize of 1911 can be seen in the Memories & Memorabilia section of this website. Vera had an elder sister Minnie who was very active in the Past Students Association. Her brother Frank was assistant librarian at Aberdare’s first Public Library.

Blanchette Thomas: (1899-1981) was the daughter of memorial mason Daniel Thomas and his wife Sarah of Parcolwg, Trecynon. Blanche later qualified as a doctor and became Deputy Medical Officer of Health in Aberdare. She married County School master Peter Edward Phillips (PEP) in 1938. Blanche and PEP were at the Trecynon school: Blanche 1912 until transfer to Plasdraw in 1913, and PEP, who was younger than his future wife, 1915 to 1920.