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Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School

Published Examination Results

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CWB Examination School Certificate Results, 1942

Central Welsh Board Results

Aberdare Boys’ and Girls’ County School Lists.


The small number of boys is a feature of this year’s Central Welsh Board results as they affect the Aberdare County Schools. The results, however, are very good. The full lists appear below. Thirty boys had their Senior and seven their Supplementary. Fifty girls took the Senior and six Supplementary, and their results were also good.

In the list black small type indicates distinction; CAPITALS, credit; ordinary type, pass. O.P. means oral proficiency.

BOYS

Conrad Bayliss: Eng. Lang; Eng. Lit.; HISTORY; Latin, French (oral proficiency); MATHEMATICS; GENERAL SCIENCE; ART.

Dewi T. Brace; ENG. LANG.; Eng Lit.; Geography; Welsh; Maths; ARITHMETIC; Physics; Biology.

Vincent Chidgey: Eng. Lang.; Geography; MATHS.; PHYSICS; Chemistry; WOODWORK.

Graham Chisholm; Eng. Lang.; ENG. LIT.; GEOGRAPHY; FRENCH (o.p); Maths.; PHYSICS; CHEMISTRY; Biology; WOODWORK.

Delfryn A. Davies: Eng. Lang.; Maths; ARITHMETIC; Physics; CHEMISTRY; ART; WOODWORK.

Frederick P. Davies ENG. LANG.; PRENCH (o.p); Maths.; PHYSICS; ART; WOODWORK.

Howard Davies; ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; GEOGRAPHY; WELSH (o.p); MATHS.; GENERAL SCIENCE; BOOK-KEEPING.

Iorwerth W. Davies; Eng. Lang.; Maths.; Physics; CHEMISTRY; ART; WOODWORK.

Norman Davies; Eng. Lang.; French; Maths.; Physics; Chemistry; ART; Woodwork.

William B. Davies; Eng. Lang.; Eng. Lit.; Welsh; ARITHMETIC; GENERAL SCIENCE; ART; Book-keeping.

Wm. H. Davies: ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; WELSH (o.p); MATHS.; Chemistry; WOODWORK.

Wm. V. Edwards: Eng. Lang.; Geography; French; MATHS.; Chem.; WOODWORK.

Donald Foster: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.: Latin; French (o.p); ARITHMETIC; General Science; WOODWORK.

Wm. R. Gregory: ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; GEOGRAPHY; French; MATHS.; Physics; CHEMISTRY; BIOLOGY; WOODWORK.

Raymond G. Gubb: Eng. Lang.; French (o.p); Maths.; Physics; CHEMISTRY; BIOLOGY; Woodwork.

Thomas G. Jones; ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; FRENCH (o.p.); Maths.; PHYSICS; CHEMISTRY; Art; WOODWORK.

Ernest J. Lewis: ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; HISTORY; GEOGRAPHY; FRENCH (o.p.); Maths.; ARITH.; BIOLOGY.

Thomas H. Mills: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; GEOGRAPHY; Welsh; Maths.; ARITHMETIC; GENERAL SCIENCE; WOODWORK.

Merlin C. Morgan: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; FRENCH (o.p.); Maths.; ARITHMETIC; CHEMISTRY.

DAVID H. PHILLIPS: Eng. Lang.; ENG. LIT.; History; Welsh; Physics; Biology; Art.

John D. Powell: Eng. Lang; Eng. Lit.; Geography; Welsh (o.p); Maths.; ARITHMETIC; BIOLOGY; WOODWORK.

Thomas L. Price: Eng. Lang.; FRENCH (o.p.); MATHS.; CHEMISTRY; Biology; Art.

Handel Rees: Eng. Lang.; Eng. Lit.; History; FRENCH (o.p.); Maths.; ARITHMETIC; Physics; Chemistry.

Wm. D. Rees: ENG. LANG.; Geography; FRENCH (o.p.); Maths.; Physics; Biology; WOODWORK.

Richard G. Reynolds: Eng. Lang.; ENG. LIT.; GEOGRAPHY; Latin; French (o.p.); Maths.; GENERAL SCIENCE; MUSIC.

Alun F. Roberts: Eng. Lang.; ENG. LIT.; GEOGRAPHY; LATIN; French (o.p.); Maths.; ARITHMETIC; Music.

Peter P. Roderick: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; FRENCH; MATHS.; Physics; CHEMISTRY; BIOLOGY; ART.

Leonard M. Whitmarsh: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; GEOGRAPHY; FRENCH; MATHS.; CHEMISTRY; ART.

Leonard P.M. Williams: Eng. Lang.; ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; Maths.; PHYSICS; CHEMISTRY; Art.

Leslie C. Williams: Eng. Lang.; Eng. Lit.; History; Latin; Maths.; General Science; ART.

Supplementary Certificate.

Alwyn Davies: WELSH.

Walter C. Deacon: Eng. Lang.; ENG. LIT.

Melvyn Evans: ENG. LANG.; WELSH.

David A. Newcombe: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.

David Thomas: ART.

Elvet W. Thomas: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.

Ex-Pupil.

Dennis Manser: ENG. LANG.


GIRLS.

Irona Bird: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; GEOGRAPHY; LATIN; WELSH (o.p.); ARITHMETIC; Art; Needlework.

Marjorie M. Bond: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; French; MATHS.; CHEMISTRY; Biology.

Dorothy M. Dalby: ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; HISTORY; Geography; Welsh; ART.

Audrey J. Davies: ENG. LANG.; History; Maths.; ARITHMETIC; BIOLOGY; ART.

Elizabeth Davies: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; GEOGRAPHY; Welsh (o.p.); MATHS.; Biology; Art.

Elma P. Davies: ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; History; GEOGRAPHY; FRENCH (o.p.); MATHS.; CHEMISTRY; BIOLOGY.

Eunice Davies: Eng. Lang.; Eng. Lit.; History; WELSH (o.p.); ARITHMETIC; Domestic Science; Art; Needlework; Cookery.

Margaret S. Davies: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; History; Geography; FRENCH (o.p.); Maths.; ARITHMETIC, BIOLOGY; ART.

Menna Davies: ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; History; GEOGRAPHY; Welsh (o.p.); Maths.; BIOLOGY; ART.

Sheila Dudfield: Eng. Lang.; HISTORY; Geography; Maths.; ARITHMETIC; Biology; ART.

Barbara J. Edmunds: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; GEOGRAPHY; LATIN; French; ARITHMETIC; ART.

Margaret Edwards: ENG. LANG.; Eng.; Lit.; HISTORY; GEOGRAPHY, WELSH (o.p.); ARITHMETIC; DOMESTIC SCIEINCE; ART; NEEDLEWORK; COOKERY.

Audrey M. Evans: ENG. LANG.; ENGLISH LIT.; HISTORY; GEOGRAPHY; FRENCH (o.p); MATHS.; CHEMISTRY; BIOLOGY.

Afonwy Evans: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; GEOGRAPHY; Welsh (o.p); MATHS.; Chemistry; BIOLOGY.

Betsi Evans; ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; History; GEOGRAPHY; Welsh (o.p.); MATHS.; Chemistry; Biology.

Catherine M. Evans: ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit; HISTORY; GEOGRAPHY; WELSH (o.p.) ; Maths.; BIOLOGY.

Chloe Evans: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; GEOGRAPHY; French; Maths.; ARITHMETIC; BIOLOGY.

Mary Evans; Eng. Lang.; Eng. Lit.; History GEOGRAPHY; Welsh (o.p.); MATHS.; CHEMISTRY; BIOLOGY.

Kathleen W. Griffiths; Eng Lang.; ENG. LIT.; History; GEOGRAPHY; FRENCH (o.p.); Maths.; BIOLOGY.

Eirwen Harris; ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; History; Latin; Welsh (o.p.); ARITHMETIC.

Margaret E. Hillman: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; Geography; FRENCH (o.p.); Maths.; BIOLOGY.

Margaret H. Hughes: ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; HISTORY; Geography; Welsh (o.p.): MATHS.; BIOLOGY.

Lorna A. James: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; GEOGRAPHY; FRENCH (o.p.); Maths.; CHEMISTRY; BIOLOGY.

Myfanwy A. James; ENG. LANG.; ENG LIT.; HISTORY; GEOGRAPHY; FRENCH (o.p.); Maths.; ARITHMETIC; BIOLOGY; ART.

Doris E. Jenkins: ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; History; Geography; French (o.p.); Maths.; BIOLOGY; ART.

Megan Jenkins; ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; History; Geography; Latin; FRENCH (o.p.); ARITHMETIC; Art; Needlework.

Audrey P. Jones: ENG. LANG.; ENG LIT.; HISTORY; Geography; FRENCH (o.p.); Maths.; CHEMISTRY; Biology.

Beryl A. Jones: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; History; GEOGRAPHY; French; MATHS; CHEMISTRY; BIOLOGY.

Betty Jones: ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; GEOGRAPHY; Welsh; MATHS.; CHEMISTRY; Biology.

Menna Jones: ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; History; GEOGRAPHY; Maths.; ARITHMETIC: BIOLOGY; ART.

Kathleen J. Keats: Eng. Lang.; Eng. Lit.; HISTORY; Geography; French; Maths.; BIOLOGY.

Dilys Leach: Eng. Lang.; ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; Geography; WELSH (o.p.); ARITHMETIC; DOMESTIC SCIENCE; Art; NEEDLEWORK; Cookery.

Glenys Morse: ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit. ; . History; Latin; WELSH (o.p.); ARITHMETIC; Art; Needlework.

Eileen Oakley; ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; GEOGRAPHY; French; Maths.; CHEMISTRY; BIOLOGY.

Beryl J. Oxenham: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; GEOG.; FRENCH ( o.p.); Maths.; Chemistry; BIOLOGY.

Muriel M. E. Phillips: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; GEOG. ; FRENCH (o.p.); ARITHMETIC; Chemistry; BIOLOGY.

Catherine T. Reddy: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; Geography; BIOLOGY; ART.

Margaret M. Salmon: ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; HISTORY; GEOGRAPHY; FRENCH (o.p.); Maths.; ARITHMETIC; Biology; ART.

Glenys Samuel: Eng. Lang.;. ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; GEOGRAPHY; WELSH (o.p.); MATHS.; CHEMISTRY; Biology.

Megan Thomas: ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; HISTORY; GEOGRAPHY; FRENCH (o.p.); MATHS; CHEMISTRY; BIOLOGY.

Olive Thomas: END. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; History; Geography; French (o.p.); MATHS.; Biology.

VALERIE THOMAS; ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; HISTORY; Geography; MATHS.; BIOLOGY; ART.

Annie M. Weeks; ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; History; Geography; Welsh (o.p.); ARITHMETIC; Art; Needlework.

Mabel Wheatcroft: ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; HISTORY; Geography; FRENCH (o.p.); Maths.; Chemistry; BIOLOGY.

ELSIE E. WILLIAMS; ENG. LANG; Eng. Lit.; HISTORY; Geography; Welsh; Maths.; ARITHMETIC; Biology; Art.

Gwyneth Williams: ENG LANG.; ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; GEOG.; Welsh (op.); MATHS.; Chemistry; Biology.

Mair Williams: ENG. LANG.; Eng. Lit.; History; GEOGRAPHY; WELSH (o.p.); MATHS.; BIOLOGY; ART.

Mattie E. Williams: ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; GEOGRAHPY; Welsh (o.p.); Maths.; Chemistry; Biology.

Non Williams; ENG. LANG.; ENG. LIT.; HISTORY; GEOGRAPHY; WELSH (o.p.); ARITHMETIC; ART.

Rachel Williams: Eng. Lang.; Eng. Lit.; HISTORY; Geography; Welsh; ARITHMETIC; ART; NEEDLEWORK.

Supplementary Certificate.

Kathleen Lewis: MUSIC.

May McKenzie: Latin.

Nancy V.J. Rogers: LATIN.

Joan Walters: LATIN.

 

School Certificate was taken at the age of 16, but to gain the certificate, passes in a minimum number of subjects was required.
The Supplementary Certificate was usually taken after one year in the sixth form and was awarded in separate subjects.

Notes

Delfryn A. Davies (County School, 1938–42) Del was one of the oldest living members of the Past Students Association until his death in June 2018, aged 91. For most of his working life Del worked in the construction and engineering industry. He was the father of Mark Davies, (ABGS 1972-80), who currently, (2019), holds the post of CEO of Pro Rugby Wales. Del can be seen in the Form 1A, 1939 photograph in the Official School Photos section.

Donald Foster was the son of the Abernant Police Constable Evan Foster and his wife Fanny of 15 Richmond Terrace. In 1952 Donald married Beryl Fowler of Gwrhyd Farm, situated at the top of Abernant.

Richard G. Reynolds was the son of T.B. Reynolds who was deputy Headmaster in 1942. Richard played the ’cello, and is listed as a member of the orchestra in the school concerts of 1942, 1943 held at The Coliseum.

Alun F. Roberts was the son of the printer R.F. Roberts of Wilcox and then with Stephens & George (S&G), Cardiff Street. Alun’s brother is Professor Brinley F. Roberts, CBE. who was at school 1941–48.

Leonard Morgan Whitmarsh, (1926–2012), was brought up in Griffith St. He attended the County School from 1938 to 1942, and then went on to Teacher Training College. In 1958, he married Margaret Owen and had two daughters. (Margaret was a sister of Dai Owen, see Former Pupils section of this website). Len taught at the Gadlys School, Comin Boys’ School, then back to Gadlys Secondary Modern School and in 1978 joined the staff of The Boys’ Comprehensive School. Around 1980, he was promoted to Head of Lower School, and retired in about 1984.
He had a passion for family history, and became the first secretary of the Aberdare Branch of The Glamorgan Family History Society. He was also a keen gardener and had a plot at Abernant allotments. Len died aged 85.