Local authorities congratulate AS and A Level students on their results

Friday, 19 August 2022

WLGA spokesperson on education, Councillor Ian Roberts has congratulated students across Wales who have received their AS and A Level result today, Thursday, 18 August 2022.

He said that each learner’s result is an amazing achievement considering the students returned to formal A-level and AS exams and assessments this year, for the first time since 2019.

The A level results for Wales show that 98.0% of students achieved A* - E grades. 17.1% of candidates achieved an A*, and 40.9% achieved A*-A grades.

In Wales, the overall pass rate for males and females is broadly similar with 97.6% of subject entries by males achieving A* - E grades, compared to 98.3% of entries by females. However, females now outperform males at grades A*-A by 0.5 percentage points, although males outperform females by 1.8 percentage points at A*

WLGA Spokesperson for Education, Councillor Ian Roberts said:

“On behalf of local authorities in Wales I would like to congratulate all the students on their AS and A level results, announced today. Their achievements are extraordinary considering that over the past two years, Covid-19 has cast a shadow over their learning, with the pandemic disrupting a lot of the students’ education.

“Their achievement would not be possible without the support of teachers, staff in schools and parents across Wales who have encouraged young people with their studies and to fulfil their potential. Everyone involved in the education system in Wales at all levels is committed to giving pupils the best opportunities and providing a supportive environment for students to develop as individuals. We would like to wish these exceptional young people the very best in their future in whatever paths they decide to follow.”

For anyone who didn’t quite get the results they wanted, or who is unsure their next steps, please contact Careers Wales for advice, or speak to your school or college.

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