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Argoed High School

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Argoed High School
Motto "Succeeding Together for Excellence in Learning"
Established 1978
Type Secondary School
Headteacher Mrs. Spence
Location Bryn Road
Bryn Y Baal
Gender Mixed
Colours Black, Blue & White
Contact No 01352756414
Website Argoed High School

Argoed High School is a secondary school in Flintshire, Wales. The school's motto is "Succeeding Together for Excellence in Learning".


It was built in Bryn-y-baal in 1978 as the then Clwyd County's first purpose built 11-16 school at a time when the county authorities were proposing to introduce a tertiary system. The first head teacher was Bryn Ellis. The school has stayed the same for most of its 30 years but recent building work started by Alison Brown (the school's third headteacher) has seen a new reception and sports hall.

Subject standards[edit]

The school has enjoyed much academic and sporting success, with its GCSE results being some of the best in Wales. In 2008, Argoed reported its best ever results which put them in the top 15 schools in the whole of Wales. Then-headteacher Simeon Molloy said: "As ever, the girls' results were outstanding, but credit must go to the boys who massively over-achieved this year." 76 per cent of pupils at the school got five A* to C grades and all pupils got at least one grade A* to G.

Subject Key Stage Key Stage
Science Very Good Good
Welsh Second Language Good Satisfactory
Design technology (DT) Good Good
Information technology (IT) Good Good
History Good Good
Geography Good Good
Modern foreign languages Good Good
Art Satisfactory Good
Music Satisfactory Good
Physical education (PE) Good Good
Physical education (GCSE) Good
Religious education (RE) Good Very Good
Personal & social education (PSE) Good Good
Drama Good Good
Media Studies Good
Home Economics – Food and Nutrition Very Good Very Good
Home Economics – Child development Very Good


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