Pupils congratulated on record breaking year for A* grades

Thursday, 13 August 2015

The Welsh Local Government Association has congratulated pupils in Wales on another successful year for A-Level and Welsh Baccalaureate exam results. 

A level pupils in Wales achieved the highest A* outcome since the new grade was introduced back in 2010, revealing a growing trend for improvement amongst Wales’ most able learners, while the number of students achieving A*-E grades also remains high and in line with previous years.

With 92.2% of Welsh Baccalaureate candidates also achieving their Core certificate, and 87.4% receiving the full Advanced Level Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma, the combined Baccalaureate and A level results reveal a growing stability within educational outcomes for Wales as a whole. 

Cllr Ali Thomas, WLGA Spokesperson for Education said:

“This strong educational performance rests on all the hard work that has been put in by students, and also the teachers and parents who have sought to support and inspire them. I whole-heartedly congratulate all our pupils on their success, and wish them well for whatever path they choose to follow in the future. I would also like to thank all my colleagues across Wales for their support and tolerance in very difficult times.”

“All those involved in the Welsh education system are committed to providing the very best opportunities for all our learners to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to progress, and these results give us a firm foundation for improving even further in the future.” 

ENDS

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