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Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School

Published Examination Results

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CWB Examination Results, 1919

CENTRAL WELSH BOARD.

ANNUAL EXAMINATION, JULY, 1919.


Aberdare Girls’ County School.

London Matriculation: Margaret L. Jones, Bessie Morgan, Emma Oliver

Central Welsh Board: Forty-three candidates were presented for the Senior Certificate of whom thirty-six were successful, i.e., 84 per cent.; of ten candidates for Supplementary Certificates, nine passed; of thirty entered for Junior Certificates, twenty-six passed, i.e., 87 per cent.

Senior Certificate.

Gwenllian Abraham, English Language it Lit., History, Latin, Welsh, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Gertrude Alice Barnard, English Language and Literature, Arithmetic, Welsh, Botany, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Millicent Margaret Bowen, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, French, Botany, Geography, Drawing, Needlework and Cutting-out, Cookery.

Elsie May Cottle, English Language and Literature, Arithmetic, Welsh Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Annie Verbena Cummings, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, Welsh, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out, Cookery.

Eleanor Davies, English Language and Literature, Welsh, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Lavinia Ann Davies, English Language and Literature, Arithmetic, Welsh, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out, Cookery.

Rose Hilda Mary Davies, English Language and Literature, Arithmetic, French, Botany, Geography, Drawing, Needlework and Cutting-out, Cookery.

Edith Evans, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, Elem. Mathematics (Senior), Latin, French, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Mary Bronwyn Evans, English Language and Literature, Arithmetic, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Blodwen Fox, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, Elem. Mathematics (Senior), Latin, French, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Mary Gwen Garrett, English Language & Literature, History, Arith., Welsh, Botany, Geography, Drawing, Needlework and Cutting-out, Cookery.

Catherine Mary Griffith, English Lang. & Liter., History, Arithmetic, Elementary Mathematics (Senior), French, Botany, Geography.

Edna Irene Hall, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, Welsh, Botany, Geography, Drawing, Needlework and Cutting-out, Cookery.

Gladys Alma Harris, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, Latin, Welsh, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Tydfil Gwenhwyfar Howells, English Language and Literature, Welsh, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Mary Elizabeth James, English Language and Literature, Welsh, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out, Cookery.

Ellen Mary Jenkins, English Lang. and Literature, History, French, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out, Cookery.

Muriel Jenkins, English Language, and Literature, Welsh, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Violet Amelia Jeremy, English Language and Literature Arithmetic, French, Botany, Drawing, Needlework and Cutting-out, Cookery.

Edith Jane Doris Jones, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, French, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out, Cookery.

Edith Maud Jones, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, Elem Mathematics (Senior), Latin, Welsh, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Elizabeth Jones, English Language and Literature, Arithmetic, Welsh, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Gwyneth Jane Hughes Jones, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, French, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out, Cookery.

Hannah Mary Jones, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, Welsh, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out, Cookery.

Kathleen Jones, English Language and Literature, French, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Mary Jones, English Language and Literature, Arithmetic, French, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Gwenhwyfar Lloyd, English Language and Literature, Arithmetic, French, Botany, Geography, Drawing, Needlework and Cutting-out, Cookery.

Mabel Alice Mills, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, Latin, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Mary Margaret Morgans, English Language and Literature, Arithmetic, Welsh, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Emily May Parsons, English Language and Literature, Arithmetic, Latin, French, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Gwenny Mary Powell, English Language and Literature, Arithmetic, French, Botany, Geography, Drawing, Needlework and Cutting-out, Cookery.

Gwyneth Sprod English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, Latin, French, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Rachel May Thomas, English Language it Literature, History, Arith., Welsh, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out, Cookery.

Margaret Jane Thomas, English Language & Literature, History, Arith., French, Botany, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-cut.

Olwen Thomas, English Language and Literature, French, Botany, Geography, Drawing, Needlework and Cutting-out, Cookery.

Supplementary Certificate.

Violet Mary Davies, English Language and Lit., Arithmetic.

Sarah Evans, Arithmetic.

Dorothy Margaret Fletcher, History, Geography.

Elizabeth Anne Jones, Arithmetic.

Margaret Llewelyn Jones, Elementary Mathematics (Senior).

Anne Morgan, Elementary Mathematics (Senior), Latin.

Annie Powell, History.

Rachel Price, Arithmetic.

Elizabeth May Thomas, Arithmetic, Geography.

Junior Certificate.

Florence Evelyn Ballard, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, Elementary Mathematics (Junior), French, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Margaret Mary Davies, English Language and Literature, Welsh, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Myfanwy Evans, English Language and Literature, History, Welsh, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Miriam Fine, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, Elementary Mathematics (Junior), Latin, French, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Margaret Mary George, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, Latin, French, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Brenda Mary Harris, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, Elementary Mathematics (Junior), Welsh, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Martha Irene James, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, Welsh, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Mary Elizabeth James, English Language and Literature, History, Latin, Welsh, Elementary Science, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Margaretta Lillian Jeffreys, English Language and Literature, History, French, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Barbara Anne Jones, English Language and Literature, History, French, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Lillian May Jones, English Language and Literature, History, French, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Gwyneth Lewis, English Language and Literature, History, Latin, Welsh, Elem. Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Kathleen Llewella Lewis, English Language and Literature, French, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Stella Doreen Railton, English Language and Literature, History, French, Elem. Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Edith Ray, English Language and Literature, History, Welsh, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Iris Mary Rees, English Language and Literature, History, French, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Muriel Elizabeth Richards, English Language and Literature, History, French, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Laura Thomas, English Language and Literature, History, Latin, French, Elem. Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Nellie Gwervilla Thomas, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, Latin, French, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Agnes Maud Warlow, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, Latin, Welsh, Geography.

Myra Maud Wheeler, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, French, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Enid Mary Williams, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, Elementary Mathematics (Junior), French, Elementary Science, Geography, Music (Theoretical), Drawing, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Gertrude Margaret Prance Williams, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, French, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Myfanwy Wyn Williams, English Language and Literature, History, Welsh, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Winifred Williams, English Language and Literature, History, Arithmetic, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

Annie Wyke, English Language and Literature, History, French, Elementary Science, Geography, Needlework and Cutting-out.

(Distinction was gained in subjects printed in black letter.)

 

Boys’ Intermediate School.

Higher Certificate.

Owen, D. R., English Lang. and Lit., History, Chemistry.

Senior Certificate.

Cox, D. W. C., Scripture, Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arith., Geography.

Davies, J. G., Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arith., Maths., French (conversational), Geography.

Davies, W. J., Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arith., Maths., Welsh, Geog., Book-keeping, Shorthand.

James, L., Eng. Lang. and Lit.; History, Arith., Maths., Welsh, Mechanics, Chemistry, Geography, Music.

Jones, I. G., Eng. Lang, and Lit., History, Maths., French, Chemistry, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Drawing.

Jones, R. B., Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Maths., French, Mechanics, Geography, Drawing.

Lewis, H. T., Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand.

Marshall, H., Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Maths., Mechanics, Chemistry, Geography, Drawing.

Mather, J. F., Scripture, Eng. Lang, and Lit., History, Arith., Geography.

Matthews, B., Eng. Lang, and Lit., History, Arith., Welsh, Geography.

Morgan, J. W., Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Maths., French, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand.

Phillips, P. E., Eng. Lang, and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Maths., French (convers.), Chemistry, Geography.

Powell, B. F., Eng. Lang, and Lit., History, French (conversational), Geog.

Prosser, D. S., Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Geog., Drawing.

Roberts, J. T., Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Maths., Welsh, Chemistry, Geog., Drawing.

Thomas, A. D., Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Chemistry-, Geog.

Thomas, J. E., Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Maths., Welsh, Mechanics, Chemistry, Geog., Drawing.

Walters, T. J., Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Maths., Mechanics, Chemistry, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand.

Williams, S. A., Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Maths., French (convers.), Chemistry, Geography.

Supplementary Certificate.

Jones, W. J., Mathematics,

Morgan, A. S., Mathematics.

Junior Certificate.

Benjamin, I. W., Eng. Lang, and Lit., Welsh, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Drawing, Woodwork.

Berry, C. W., Eng. Lang. and Lit., Arithmetic, French, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Music, Drawing, Woodwork.

Burdett, K. S. A., Eng. Lang. and Lit., Arithmetic, Maths., French (convers.), Physics, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Music, Drawing, Woodwork.

Couldrey, T. J., Eng. Lang. and Lit., French, Geography, Physics, Drawing, Woodwork.

Davies Gwilym, Eng. Lang. & Lit., Arithmetic, Welsh, Chemistry, Geog. Physics, Drawing.

Davies, I., Eng. Lang. and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Welsh, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Music, Woodwork.

Edwards, C. E., Eng. Lang. and Lit., Arithmetic, French, Physics, Geog., Book-keeping, Shorthand, Music (Theory), Music (Practical), Drawing, Woodwork.

Edwards, T. A., Eng. Lang. and Lit., Arith., Welsh, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Music, Drawing, Woodwork.

Escott, P. H., Eng. Lang. and Lit., Arithmetic, Geog., Shorthand, Music, Woodwork.

Evans, O.D., Eng. Lang, and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Maths., French (convers.), Physics, Chemistry, Geog., Book-keeping, Shorthand, Music, Drawing, Woodwork.

Evill, C. H., Eng. Lang, and Liter., Arith., Physics, Geog. Book-keeping, Shorthand, Drawing, Woodwork.

Griffiths, W. N., Eng. Lang. and Lit., Arith, Geog., Book-keeping, Shorthand, Music Woodwork.

James, J. I., Eng. Lang. and Lit., Arithmetic, Maths., Physics., Geog., Book-keeping, Shorthand, Woodwork.

Lloyd, W. H., Eng. Lang. and Lit., Arith., French (convers.), Drawing, Woodwork.

Mather, L. G., Scripture, Eng. Lang, and Liter., Arithmetic, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Drawing, Woodwork.

Phillips, T. O., Eng. Lang, and Lit., History, Arithmetic, Maths., Welsh, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Music (Theoretical .and Practical), Drawing, Woodwork.

Price, W. I., Eng. Lang, and Lit., Arithmetic, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Woodwork.

Probert, N. L., Eng. Lang. and Lit., Arith., Maths., Latin, French (conversational), Chemistry, Geography, Drawing, Woodwork.

Rees, L., Eng. Lang. & Lit., Arith., Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Woodwork.

Sheppard, H. J., Eng. Lang. and Liter., History, Arithmetic, Maths., French, Chemistry, Physics, Geog., Music (Theoretical), Music (Practical), Drawing, Woodwork.

Thomas, Alf., Eng. Lang. and Lit., Arithmetic, Welsh, Chemistry, Music, Drawing, Woodwork.

Thomas, D. S., Eng. Lang. and Lit., Arith., French (convers.), Physics, Geography, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Music, Drawing, Woodwork.

Thomas, I., Eng. Lang. and Liter., History, Arith., French, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Woodwork.

Tyrrell, W. A., Eng. Lang. and Lit., Arithmetic, Physics, Chemistry, Geog., Book-keeping, Shorthand, Drawing, Woodwork.

(Distinction was gained in subjects printed in black letter.)

LONDON MATRICULATION EXAM.

Richard Roderick.

BOARD OF EDUCATION PRELIM. CERTIFICATE EXAM.

Trevor T. George.

An image of the newspaper page from which this account was transcribed can be found on the Welsh Newspapers Online website.

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

The Higher Stage Certificate 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 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 Matriculation examinations qualified the holder for university entrance. The London examination was taken by very few pupils at the School. The CWB matriculation equivalence qualification required grades of a set standard, in tightly defined groups of subjects in the Senior Stage Certificate.

Notes

David Walter Charlton Cox was a son of Walter Charlton Cox, the school’s Headmaster. Like all four of the Mr Cox’s children, he became a doctor.

Luther James was a Cwmdare boy when he was at school. A year after these results, he passed his Highers and proceeded to U.C. Cardiff. where he took an honours degree in Chemistry, and then trained as a teacher. He taught in London, was a headmaster of an elementary school in Radnorshire, taught at ABGS 1943-59, and then became a secondary head in the Cynon Valley. He was an active member of the Past Students Association, serving as its secretary for many years. He died in 1980 aged 77 years.

Peter Edward Phillips returned to the school to teach French in 1925. He also became heavily involved with the musical life of the school, particularly with the annual choral concerts which began during the war years. From 1958 he was Deputy Headmaster, a post which he held until his retirement in 1964.

Cyril Waring Berry was a son of Councillor of Richard Lewis Berry, a photographer and the town’s Fire Brigade Captain. On leaving school he entered Teacher Training College in Winchester.

Percy H Escott was at school 1916 to 1921. He became a teacher and taught at Caradog Junior School in Aberdare. His son John Escott was at school 1948 to 1956, and he too became a teacher, spending much of his career in Hereford.

Neville Leslie Probert, from Mountain Ash, and at school 1916-23, was one of the first of the school’s pupils to enter the Welsh National School of Medicine. He became a general practitioner in Caerphilly and lived in St Martins Road in that town.