Thursday, 19 August 2010

Wrecsam A - Level Results.

Congratulations to pupils and teachers of Ysgol Morgan Llwyd, Ysgol Maelor, Penley and Ysgol Rhiwabon for achieving excellent results in this year's A-Levels. Rhiwabon's results show considerable improvement on last year, something in the region of 10%, but further school by school analysis will be subject of further comment once all information is to hand.

Once again, students in Wrexham schools have achieved excellent A Level results.

Today’s results show an overall A level pass rate of 99.1% which is 2% higher than the all Wales figure of 97.1% as well as almost 2% higher than last year’s performance in Wrexham. 71.6% of A Level results in Wrexham are A* – C grades; this is a 5% improvement on 2009, with 17.4% graded at A* or A. The A* grade has been awarded for the first time this summer at A Level.

The pass rate for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma qualification, taken by almost half this year’s sixth form leavers, is 98.4%. These results are even higher than last year’s exceptionally good performance and well above the Welsh figure of 81%. Students who achieved the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification were successful in both their A level subjects and the full range of key skills qualifications.

97.1% of Wrexham sixth formers also achieved the Level 3 threshold. This is 2.9% higher than last year’s validated figure. The Level 3 threshold performance measure takes into account all qualifications, including A and AS Level, vocational and key skills qualifications.

John Davies, Wrexham’s Chief Learning & Achievement Officer says: ‘These are excellent results! They reflect the hard work and commitment of our young people, their families and teachers. Schools can be proud of their achievements. I wish all our students well as they move on to higher education, training or employment. Well done everyone and congratulations!’

To read the Welsh Government press release go here

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