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Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School

Published Examination Results

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CWB Examination Results, 1925

CENTRAL WELSH BOARD RESULTS.

ABERDARE BOYS COUNTY SCHOOL.

HIGHER CERTIFICATE.

C.C.T. Baker—Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics.

Brinley Thomas Evans—English, Welsh, History.

Iestyn Thomas James—English, Welsh.

Edward Stanley Jenkins—Latin, French with Conversational power.

Trevor Jenkins—English, Welsh.

Ronald C. Knight—Pure Mathematics, Physics.

SUPPLEMENTARY CERTIFICATE
IN MATHEMATICS

for Iestyn Thomas James

SCHOOL CERTIFICATE.

Gwilym Edryd Davies—English, Welsh (with distinction), Mathematics (including Numerical Trigonometry).

Harold Ivor Davies—English (with distinction), Latin (distinction), Mathematics (including Numerical Trigonometry).

William David Davies—English, French (with conversational power), Arithmetic (with credit), Drawing.

William Spencer Davies—Welsh, Mathematics, Chemistry.

Cledwyn Iorwerth D. Edwards—Arithmetic (with credit), Geography, Drawing, Bookeeping (Distinction), Shorthand.

Elwyn Rees Evans—English, Latin, Welsh, Mathematics, Chemistry.

John Winston Evans—English, History, French (with conversational power), Mathematics (including Numerical Trigonometry), Mechanics, Geography, Book-keeping (distinction), Shorthand (distinction).

Morgan Garbett Griffiths—English, History, Welsh, Mathematics (including Numerical Trigonometry), Geography.

Stacey Hopper—English, French (Conversational Power), Mathematics (including Numerical Trigonometry), Geography, Drawing.

Frederick L. Humphreys—English, Welsh, Arithmetic (with credit).

Alwyn Thomas John—English, History, Latin, French (Conversational Power), Mathematics (including Numerical Trigonometry).

David Thomas Jones—History (Distinction), Welsh, Mathematics, Chemistry.

Vincent Blatchford Jones—Mathematics (including Numerical Trigonometry), Mechanics, Geography, Book-keeping (with distinction).

William Arthur Jones—English, History, Latin, Welsh, Arithmetic (with credit).

Frank Jordan—French (Conversational Power), Arithmetic (with credit), Book-keeping (distinction), Shorthand.

Richard Lewis—English, History, Arithmetic (with credit), Geography.

William Marchant Mapp—French (Conversational Power), Mathematics (including Numerical Trigonometry), Book-keeping (distinction), Shorthand.

Cyril Hamilton Morgan—Arithmetic (with credit), Drawing, Book-keeping (distinction), Shorthand (distinction).

Augustus Morris—English, Latin, Welsh, Maths. (including Numerical Trigonometry), Mechanics, Geography.

Aneurin Price Owens—Welsh, Arithmetic (with credit), Book-keeping (distinction), Shorthand (distinction).

James John Parry—History, Welsh, Arithmetic (with credit), Geography, Book-keeping (distinction), Shorthand.

Arthur Reginald Probert—English, History, French (conversational power), Maths. (including Numerical Trigonometry), Mechanics, Geography, Book-keeping (distinction), Shorthand.

Arthur Ronald Pugh—History (distinction), Chemistry.

Henry Austin Roberts—English, Latin, French (distinction and conversational power), Maths. (including Numerical Trigonometry), Chemistry, Geography, Drawing.

Wyndham Robert Rosser—Welsh, Maths (including Numerical Trigonometry), Book-keeping (distinction), Shorthand (distinction).

George Leslie Sefton—English, Latin, French (distinction and conversational power), Maths. (including Numerical Trigonometry), Chemistry.

David Martel Thomas—English, Latin, Arithmetic (with credit).

Ivor Morris Thomas—Welsh, Geography, Drawing.

John Glyndwr Thomas—English, Welsh, Maths. (including Numerical Trigonometry), Chemistry, Geography.

Samuel Watts—English, History, French, Maths. (including Numerical Trigonometry), Chemistry, Geography.

Charles Merlyn Williams—English, French (with conversational power), Maths. (including Numerical Trigonometry), Mechanics, Geography, Book-keeping.

David John Williams—English, History, French (with conversational power), Maths. (including Numerical Trigonometry), Mechanics.

Idwal Williams—Welsh, Arithmetic (with credit).

John Charles Williams—English, History, French (conversational power), Maths. (distinction), including Numerical Trig.), Mechanics, Geography, Drawing, Book-keeping (distinction), Shorthand (distinction).

 

SUPPLEMENTARY CERTIFICATES.

John Ronald Hinton—Mechanics.

John Arwyn Jenkins—Mathematics.

Thomas Edward Roberts—English, Mathematics.

Ieuan Isaac Thomas—Welsh.

Trevor Thomas—English.

 

 

ABERDARE GIRLS’ COUNTY SCHOOL.

SCHOOL CERTIFICATES.

Evelyn May Bevan—History, Maths. (with credit in Trigonometry), Geography.

Martha Ann Beynon—English, Welsh, Needlework and Garment Construction, Cookery.

Margaret Mary Buxton—English, History, French (with conversational power), Arithmetic (with credit), Geography, Domestic Science (including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene), Drawing.

Annie Davies—English, History, Welsh, Maths. (including Numerical Trigonometry), Chemistry, Geography, Botany.

Annie Maud Davies—English, History, French (with conversational power), Arithmetic (with credit), Geography, Domestic Science (including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene), Drawing, Needle-work and Garment Construction (distinction), Cookery.

Gwenllian Davies—English, History, Welsh, Maths. (with credit in Trigonometry), Botany.

Muriel May Davies—English, Maths. (including Numerical Trigonometry).

Sarah Rosaline Davies—Welsh, Maths. (with credit in Trigonometry).

Vester Coronia Edwards—English, Arithmetic (with credit), Geography.

Bronwen Hughes Evans—English, Welsh, Arithmetic (with credit), Domestic Science (including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene), Needlework and Garment Construction (distinction), Cookery.

Rachel Kathleen Evans—English, French (with conversational power), Maths. (with credit in Trigonometry), Geography (distinction).

Evelyn Fisher—English, History, French (conversational power), Maths. (with credit in Trigonometry), Chemistry, Geography, Botany.

Ethel C. M. Gowen—English, Maths. (including Numerical Trigonometry), Botany.

Marjorie Evelyn Hall—English, History, French, Arithmetic (with credit), Geography, Domestic Science (including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene).

Lily May Harries—History, Welsh, Maths. (including Numerical Trigonometry), Geography, Botany.

Edith Mary Hodges—English, Arithmetic (with credit), Needlework and Garment Construction, Cookery.

Morfydd Jenkins—English, Needlework and Garment Construction, Cookery.

Arabella Olwen Jones—English, History, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene, Needlework and Garment Construction.

Edna Deborah Jones—English, History, Welsh, Geography, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene, Needle-work and Garment Construction (distinction), Cookery.

Hawys Jones—English, Welsh, Mathematics, including Numerical Trigonometry.

Margaret Mary Jones—Welsh, Arithmetic with credit, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene, Needlework and Garment Construction.

Menna Ceridwen Jones—English, History, Welsh, Arithmetic with credit.

Millicent Jones—English, History, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene, Needlework and Garment Construction, Cookery.

Muriel Jones—English, Arithmetic with Credit, Needlework and Garment Construction, Cookery.

Phyllis Mary Jones—English, History, Welsh, Arithmetic with credit, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene, Needlework and Garment Construction.

Hilda Llewelyn—Arithmetic with Credit, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene, Needle-work and Garment Construction.

Mildred Mary Lloyd—History, Welsh, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene, Needle-work and Garment Construction, Cookery.

Annie Elizabeth Lowe—English, Mathematics, including Numerical Trigonometry, Botany.

Eunice May Mathias—Welsh, Arithmetic with Credit.

Marion Edna Miles—English, French with Conversational Power, Mathematics, with Credit in Trigonometry, Geography, Botany.

Millicent Minette—English, History, French with Conversational Power, Arithmetic with Credit, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene, Drawing, Needle-work and Garment Construction, Cookery.

Sarah Gwenfer Morgan—French with Conversational Power, Arithmetic with Credit, Geography, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene (distinction), Drawing, Needle-work and Garment Construction, Cookery.

Sybil Mary Mould—French with conversational power, Mathematics, with credit in Trigonometry, Botany.

Ellen Joyce R. Nichols—English, History, French, with Conversational Power, Arithmetic, with Credit, Geography, Botany.

Eirlys Oliver—Welsh, Mathematics, including Numerical Trigonometry, Geography.

Phoebe Oliver—English, Mathematics, including Numerical Trigonometry, Botany.

Irene Maud Pace—English, Arithmetic with Credit, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene, Drawing, Needlework and Garment Construction, Cookery.

Margaret May Parry—Welsh, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene, Needlework and Garment Construction, Cookery.

Phyllis B. Pembridge—English, History, French, with Conversational Power, Arithmetic, with Credit, Geography, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene, Needlework and Garment Construction, Cookery.

Lilian Mary Perkins—English, History, Welsh, Arithmetic, with Credit, Geography, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene.

Annie Powell—History, Welsh, Arithmetic, with Credit, Needlework and Garment Construction, Cookery.

Ceinwen Powell—Welsh, Arithmetic, with Credit, Geography, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene, Needlework and Garment Construction, Cookery.

Nancy Preece—English, Arithmetic, with Credit, Geography, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene, Drawing, Needlework and Garment Construction (distinction), Cookery (distinction).

Blodwen Price—Welsh, Arithmetic, with Credit, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene, Needlework and Garment Construction, Cookery.

Doris Prince—English, Mathematics, with credit in Trigonometry.

Gwyneth Prosser—Welsh, Mathematics, including Numerical Trigonometry.

Alice Maud Roberts—English, History, French (with conversational power), Mathematics, including Numerical Trigonometry, Geography, Botany.

Alice Thomas—English, Welsh, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene, Needlework and Garment Construction, Cookery.

Bronwen Jane Thomas—English, Arithmetic, with Credit, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene, Drawing, Needlework and Garment Construction.

Doris May Thomas—English, Welsh, Arithmetic, with Credit, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene, Cookery.

Mabel Thomas—English, History, French, with Conversational Power, Mathematics, with Credit in Trigonometry, Geography.

Muriel Jane Thomas—English, French, with Conversational Power), Mathematics, including Numerical Trigonometry, Geography.

Joan Webber—English, History, French, with Conversational Power, Mathematics, with credit in Trigonometry, Geography, Botany.

Annie Jane Williams—English, History, Welsh, Arithmetic, with Credit, Geography, Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene, Needlework and Garment Construction, Cookery.

Annie Mary Williams—English, History, Welsh, Mathematics, including Numerical Trigonometry, Chemistry, Geography, Botany.

 

SUPPLEMENTARY CERTIFICATE.

Gladys Ella Davidson—French, Arithmetic, with Credit, Geography.

Annie Mary Davies—English, Geography.

Vera Millicent Hall—History.

Mary Ann Hopkins—Arithmetic, with Credit.

Lilian May Knight—Latin (distinction).

Muriel Aileen Pugh—Latin (distinction).

Mary Elizabeth Thomas—History, Arithmetic, with Credit, Geography.

Myfanwy Walters—Latin.

Enid Williams—Geography.

Dorothy Olive Bradshaw—Arithmetic, with Credit.

Eira Isaac—Geography.

Eleanor Jenkins—Geography.

Maggie Ann Lewis—Arithmetic, with Credit.

Edith Margaret Lewis—Domestic Science, including Elementary Physiology and Hygiene.

 

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

The Higher School Certificate was taken around 18 years of age. This stage remained much the same until 1951 when it was replaced by GCE Advanced Level.

The School Certificate was taken at around 16 years of age. It was replaced by GCE Ordinary Level in 1951, but unlike School Certificate passes could be awarded in individual subjects. School Certificate required passes in at least five subjects taken from prescribed groups of subjects.


Notes

Cyril Clarence T. Baker (1907–1980), went to UCW Aberystwyth in 1926. Later in life he wrote several textbooks on mathematics, including a Dictionary of Mathematics, (Newnes, 1966). He died in London.

Brinley Thomas Evans, (1907–1929), has an entry in the Former Pupils section.

Edward Stanley Jenkins was born in 1908, and attended the Town Council School in Foundry Town. His family lived in Herbert Street and his father was a stationmaster at one of the town’s railway stations. After gaining his School and Higher Certificates he went to U.C. Cardiff. He became Senior Modern Language Master at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School for Boys. He was also Chief Examiner in French for the Welsh Joint Education Committee, and a former pupil of Mr. J.T. Bowen, a master at ABGS from 1918 to 1958. Indeed Mr Bowen acknowledged Edward Jenkins’ help when he wrote his Teach Yourself Welsh book in 1960. E.S. Jenkins also authored two of the Teach Yourself books himself: one for French Grammar and another, co-authored, for German. E.S. Jenkins died in 1990 at Tunbridge Wells in Kent.

Trevor Jenkins (1908–1977) became a teacher and eventually Director of Education for the old Glamorgan County Council, 1963–1972. He was guest speaker at the 1964 Certificate Ceremony at the Coliseum.

James John Parry (1908–1961) lived in Abernant. He became deputy Town Clerk at Aberdare.

Ronald Collingborne Knight, (1908–1979), became a Senior Principal Scientific Officer at the Ministry of Defence, and was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, 1958. He was the son of Mr Frank Knight, the dentist, who lived in Gorphwysfa, Richmond Terrace and practised at this time at 1, Canon Street, Aberdare and at a later date above Liptons. R.C. Knight was captain of the cricket XI in 1925; he left school in 1926 and proceeded to University College London with a Glamorgan County Council Scholarship. He died in Surrey in 1979. (His name in the honours list is reported as Ronald Collingburn Knight.)

Stacey Hopper, (1909–1984) became an artist and a teacher of Art in West London. He has an entry in the Former Pupils section of this website.

Alwyn Thomas John, there was not a pupil of this name at the school at this time. We believe a mistake was made in the newspaper and the pupil was Thomas Alwyn John, (1907–1966), who became a solicitor and coroner. He has an entry in the Former Pupils section.

Arthur Reginald Probert, (1907–1975), was brought up in Aberaman and became a local government officer. During World War II, he served with the R.A.F. On demobilisation, he joined the Labour Party, and from 1949 to 1954 was the secretary of the Aberdare Trades and Labour Council. From 1951, he was also secretary of the Glamorgan Federation of Trades Councils. He was elected M.P. for Aberdare in the 1954 Aberdare by-election. He retired from his seat in 1974, and died one year later aged 67. He married Muriel Taylor in 1938 and the couple raised two daughters. The family lived in Allt Fedw, Abernant.

Samuel Watts (1907–1993) was brought up in David St, Trecynon. He became Headteacher of Hirwaun Boys’ School (after Walter Twiny and before Elfed Davies). He married Catherine Ellen Jones in 1955, who later taught biology at Aberdare Girls Grammar School. Sam Watts was a Labour Councillor for AUDC Gadlys Ward; he was also for many years the conductor of the Ebeneser Choral Society; succeeded by Eirlys Hatton when he retired to Llandybie.

 

In the girls’ list:

Alice Maud Roberts (1909–1986) became a schoolteacher at Aman Sec School. She was from Cwmaman.