# Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School

## Published Examination Results

### CWB Examination Results, 1917

### C.W.B. RESULTS.

#### Boys’ County School,

Aberdare.

Supplementary Certificates.—T. P. Evans, Latin. C.R. Escott, History, Geography. Idris Jones, Latin. Idwal Rees, History.

Senior Certificates.— D. R. Davies, English Language and
Literature, History, Arithmetic, Welsh, Geography. W. J.
Evans (1), Eng. [*sic*] and Lit., History, Arithmetic,
Welsh, Geography. W. J. Evans (2), Eng. Lang & Lit., Arithmetic, Welsh, Chemistry,
Book-keeping, Shorthand. J. Hughes, Eng. Lang. and Lit.,
History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Latin, French, Chemistry,
Geography. H. J. Isaac, Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic,
Welsh, Geography, Drawing. D. John, Eng. Lang. and Lit., History,
Arithmetic, Latin, French, Chemistry, Geog., Drawing. J. Peters, History, Arithmetic,
Mathematics, Welsh, Geog. G. Quick, Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic,
Mathematics, Latin, Welsh, Geography, Drawing. W. Thomas, Eng. Lang. and Lit., History,
Arithmetic, Latin, French, Chemistry, Geography, Drawing.

Junior Certificates.—A. E. Davies, Eng. Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, French, Chemistry, Geog., Drawing, Woodwork. W. Evans, Eng. Lang, and Lit., Welsh, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand. T. J. Jones, Eng. Lang, and Lit., History, Welsh, Geography, Music, Woodwork. W. J. Jones, Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Latin, Welsh, Chemistry, Geography, Music, Woodwork. A. G. Kevill, Eng. Lang. and Lit., Arithmetic, Chemistry, Music, Woodwork. C. J. Lewis, Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Welsh, Music, Woodwork. A. S. Morgan, Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Latin, French, Chemistry, Geography, Music, Woodwork. M. Morgan, Eng. Lang. and Lit., Arithmetic, Latin, French, Geography, Music, Drawing, Woodwork. D. R. Owen, Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, French, Chemistry, Geography, Music, Drawing, Woodwork. T. H. Phillips, Eng. Lang. & Lit., Arithmetic, Welsh, Chemistry, Geography, Music, Drawing, Woodwork. R. J. Price, Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, French, Chemistry, Geography, Woodwork. J. T. Roberts, History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Welsh, Chemistry, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand. R. Roderick, Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Latin, French, Chemistry, Geography, Music, Drawing, Woodwork. J.L. Thomas, Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Mathematics, French, Chemistry, Geography, Drawing, Woodwork.

Total number of candidates who sat, 35; percentage of certificates gained, 77 per cent.; number of distinctions, 32.

#### GIRLS’ COUNTY SCHOOL.

Higher Certificate.— G. Evans, English, Botany, Biology; B. Thomas, English, Botany, Biology.

Senior Certificate. — D. Bond, English, History, Arithmetic, Elementary Mathematics, Latin, Welsh, Botany. E. Conolly, English, History, Arithmetic, Latin, French, Botany, Needlework. N. Davies, English, History, Latin Welsh, Botany, Needlework. B. Davies, English, History, Elementary Mathematics, Latin, French Botany, Geography, Needlework. B. Evans, English, History, Arithmetic, Elem. Mathematics, Latin, Welsh, Needlework. Elizabeth J. Evans, English, History, Arithmetic, Welsh, Botany, Needlework, Cookery. Jane Evans, English, History, Arithmetic, Welsh, Botany, Needlework, Cookery. S. Evans, English, History, Welsh, Geography, Needlework. M. George, English, History, Arithmetic, Latin, French, Botany, Needlework. S. James, English, Elem. Mathematics, Latin, Welsh, Botany. C. Jenkins, English, History, Arithmetic, Welsh, Geography, Drawing, Needlework, Cookery. G. Jones, English, History, Arithmetic, Latin, Botany, Needlework. A. M. Lewis, English, History, Arithmetic, Latin, French, Botany. K. Lewis, English, History, Arithmetic, Latin, Welsh, Botany, Geography. A. Morris, English, Arithmetic, Latin, French, Botany, Needlework. W. Probert, English, Latin, French, Botany, Needlework. F. Rees, English, History, Arithmetic, French, Geography, Drawing, Needlework, Cookery. M. Shewell, English, History, Arithmetic, Latin, Botany, Geography, Needlework. G. Trigg, English, History, Arithmetic. Welsh, Botany, Drawing, Needlework, Cookery. E. Venables, English, History, Arithmetic, Elem. Mathematics, Latin, French, Botany, Geography, Needlework. C. Williams, English, History, Arithmetic, Welsh, Botany, Drawing, Needlework, Cookery. G. Williams, English, Arithmetic, Welsh, Needlework, Cookery. J. A. Williams, English, History, Arithmetic, Elem. Mathematics, Latin, Welsh, Botany, Needlework.

Junior Certificate.— H. Bassett, English, History, Arithmetic, Elem. Mathematics, Latin, Welsh, Elem. Science, Geography, Needlework. C. Collins, English, History, Arithmetic, Elem. Mathematics, Latin, French, Elem. Science, Geography, Needlework. D. Davies, English, History, Arithmetic, Elem. Mathematics, Latin, Welsh, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework. J. Davies, English, History, Arithmetic, Elem. Mathematics, Latin, Welsh, Elem. Science, Geography, Needlework. L.A. Davies, English, History, Arithmetic, Elem. Mathematics, Welsh, Elem. Science, Geography, Needlework. M. M. Davies, English, History, Arithmetic, Welsh, Drawing, Needlework. R. H. M. Davies, English, History, Arithmetic French, Geography, Drawing, Needlework. N. G. Eschle, English, History, French, Geography, Drawing, Needlework, Cookery. G. M. Evans, English, History, Arithmetic, Latin, Welsh, Needlework. M. G. Garrett, English, History, Arithmetic, Welsh, Elem. Science, Geography, Needlework, Cookery. C. M. Griffiths, English, History, Arithmetic, Elem. Mathematics, Latin, French, Elem. Science, Geography, Needlework. E. J. Hall, English, Arithmetic, Geography, Drawing, Needlework, Cookery. E. C. Hamer, English, History, Arith., Welsh, Elem. Science, Geography, Drawing, Needlework, Cookery. A. R. Jenkins, English, History, Arithmetic, French, Elem. Science, Geography, Needlework. V. A. Jeremy, English, History, Arithmetic, French, Geography, Drawing, Needlework. A. B. Jones, English, History, Arithmetic, Elem. Mathematics, Latin, Welsh, Geography, Needlework. E. J. D. Jones, English, History, Arithmetic, French, Needlework. E. A. Jones, English, History, Arithmetic, Welsh, Elem. Science, Geography, Needlework, Cookery. H. M. Jones, English, History, Arithmetic, Latin, Welsh, Needlework. M. L. Jones, English, History, Arithmetic, Elem. Mathematics, Latin, French, Elem. Science, Geography, Needlework. A. Morgan, English, History, Arithmetic, Latin, Welsh, Elem. Science, Geography, Needlework. B. Morgan, English, History, Arithmetic, Elem. Mathematics, Latin, French, Geography, Needlework. E. E. Oliver, English, History, Arithmetic, Elem. Mathematics, Latin, French, Elem. Science, Geography, Needlework. J. Owen, English, History, Arithmetic, Elem. Mathematics, Latin, Welsh, Elem. Science, Geography, Needlework. A. Powell, English, History, Arithmetic, Elementary Mathematics, Latin, French, Elem. Science, Geography, Needlework. R. Price, English, History, Arith., Welsh, Geography, Drawing, Needlework. A. M. Rees, English, History, Arithmetic, Elem. Mathematics, Latin, Welsh, Elem. Science, Geography, Needlework. A. M. Thomas, English, Arithmetic, French, Drawing, Cookery. E. M. Thomas, English, History, Arithmetic, Elem. Mathematics, Latin, Welsh, Elem. Science, Geography, Needlework. R. M. Thomas, English, History, Arithmetic, Welsh, Elem. Science, Geography, Needlework, Cookery.

N.B.—Subjects in black letter denote Distinction.

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

The **Higher** 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** Certificate was taken at around 16 years.
This became the School Certificate in 1919. After 1951 its place was taken by GCE Ordinary
Level.

The **Junior** 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**

**C.R. Escott: **Cecil Raymond Escott, B.Sc., made a career
in the Royal Navy where he attained the rank of Lieutenant-Commander. He eventually
settled in the Weymouth area. He was born in 1900 and died in 1972. He was the brother
of Percy Escott, (1902-64), who taught at Caradog Junior School in the 1950s and 1960s.

**Idwal Rees**, (1899-1992), of Cwmaman became a teacher.
After teaching at Ynyslwyd Secondary School, he became the first Headmaster of the Aberdare
Welsh School. He has an entry in the Former Pupil section of this website.

**David Richard Davies**, (1900-1988), of Llwydcoed eventually
became headmaster of its primary school. He was also an amateur journalist
and writer known throughout Wales for his writing on drama. He has an entry
in the Former Pupil section of this website.

**H. Bassett**: After teaching Welsh at Cowbridge and Barry,
Huldah Bassett, (1901-1982), was appointed as the first Headmistress of the
Girls’ County
School at Cecil Road Gowerton in 1937. She retired from that post in 1966.
Throughout the second decade of the twentieth century *The Aberdare Leader* included
frequent mentions of the achievements of Huldah as a school girl, particularly
in music and eisteddfodau. She was the daughter of Rev D. Bassett of Gadlys
Welsh Baptist Chapel, Railway Street, situated just behind School House.