Flintshire schools celebrate A Level Results
Students at school based sixth forms in Flintshire are celebrating today as the classes of 2017 receive their A Level results. The results from the Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC) show that for examinations taken with them, 97.8% of entries received pass grades A*-E. The Flintshire 2016 figure was 97.2% at this same stage.
The proportion of grades in the A* to C range is 72.7% in 2017 compared to 73% of entries achieving these grades in Flintshire in 2016.
18.2% of Flintshire WJEC entries resulted in A* and A grades compared to 14.7% in 2016.
The majority of Flintshire entries at Advanced level are with the Welsh Board with results from other boards received later in the day.
Councillor Ian Roberts, Cabinet Member for Education, said:
'Having received the information for entries with the WJEC Examination Board, the Council warmly congratulates all the students on their hard work and success. As we celebrate these results, we recognise the commitment and professional support of our schools and teachers in preparing their students for their exams and also the support given by their parents and carers over many years. I am particularly pleased with the positive increase in the number of awards at A* and A grade.
Flintshire's students have worked hard to pursue demanding programmes of study. I am delighted for all of them, and wish them every success in their chosen future pathway".
Interim Chief Officer, Education and Youth, Claire Homard, said:
'These pleasing results are a result of the hard work and perseverance Flintshire's students show towards their studies. I congratulate them all, and thank their teachers, parents and carers for their encouragement and support. The results are good news for Flintshire's young people and we wish them every success as they take on new challenges, whether at college, university or the world of work."
NOTE TO EDITORS
At the time of this release, the information given is based on WJEC Board information only. We await details from schools regarding the overall picture once other data from exam boards based in England (which is not available centrally to Welsh LAs) has been processed.