Students in Wrexham schools are once again celebrating as they receive their A Level results, which reflect further progress at a time of stability in outcomes across Wales.
The overall A level pass rate in Wrexham schools is 98.5% which is higher than the all Wales figure of 97.3%.
More than three quarters of the grades awarded were A* – C, which is a slight dip when compared with last year’s “best ever” performance. However, there has been further improvement in the number of top grades awarded, with more than 30% achieving the A*/A grades, which is significantly above the all Wales figure of 22.7%.
96.2% of Wrexham schools’ sixth formers achieved the Level 3 threshold, which is on a par with last year’s figure. The Level 3 threshold performance measure takes into account all qualifications, including A and AS Level, vocational and skills qualifications.
The pass rate for Wrexham schools’ sixth form leavers achieving the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma qualification maintains last year’s excellent performance of 98%, which is almost 10% above the all Wales figure of 89.8%. This year, 93% of Wrexham schools’ sixth formers followed the qualification (more than ever before) which requires students to be successful in a range of traditional academic, vocational and skills qualifications.
Cllr Michael Williams, Lead Member for Children’s Services and Education said: “Our young people are to be warmly congratulated for their commitment, hard work and success. They, along with their families and schools, can be very proud of their achievements. I am particularly pleased to see the increasing numbers of Wrexham students achieving such success with the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification.”
John Davies, Wrexham’s Head of Lifelong Learning says: “I congratulate Wrexham students as they celebrate their achievements, and there is much to celebrate! These results today are the culmination of many years’ commitment and hard work by our young people, supported by their families and schools. I am particularly pleased to see the further increase in the number of students achieving the higher Grades A*/A, at a time when the performance across Wales has dipped for this indicator.
“This ensures that more of our young people are able to secure a place at their choice of university. I wish all our students well as they move on to higher education, training or employment. Well done everyone and congratulations!”
Coleg Cambria are celebrating the college’s best ever results today with an overall pass rate of 99%.
Sixth formers were delighted with their excellent results which saw a considerable increase in higher grade achievements. Highlights include:
78% A* – C
51% awarded the top grades A*- B
87 A* grades and 149 A grades achieved
31 subjects with 100% pass rates
Lawrence Wood, Deputy Principal at Coleg Cambria, said: “I would like to congratulate all our sixth formers on their incredible achievement this year and wish them every success for the future.
“These results reflect a tremendous amount of hard work by the students as well as the dedication and expertise of our teaching staff who have worked tirelessly to support and challenge them to achieve their potential.
“We are also very proud of the excellent achievement of our lower sixth who have secured an overall pass rate of 95% with 72% gaining higher grades.”
David Jones OBE Chief Executive of Coleg Cambria added: “We are delighted with the best results ever for Coleg Cambria which follow our recent outstanding Estyn Inspection.
“These results highlight the quality of our A level provision at our Yale sixth form and provide an excellent foundation for the new Deeside 6th which will open its doors in September.
“Many congratulations to our sixth formers who achieved the success they deserve – we are very proud of each and every individual performance.”
The Maelor School Penley
Record A Level Results have been recorded at the Maelor School Penley this morning, with 43% of all A Levels taken achieving the top grades of A or A*.
Headteacher Simon Ellis said: “I am delighted with the achievement of these students, we have been working very closely with Oxford and Cambridge university as part of a project called SEREN aiming to stretch the most able and make sure that they reach their potential”.
Head of Sixth Form Mrs Sue England added: “I am so proud of this stunning year group, their hard work has paid off and I wish them well at University. A levels are very difficult and they have persevered with the support of their parents to achieve grades they should all be proud of.”
Students and staff at Ysgol Rhiwabon are celebrating another successful set of A Level results achieved by the Sixth Form.
A statement released by the school this morning says: “Ysgol Rhiwabon is proud of the achievements of this year’s students as they prepare for university or the world of work. There are some excellent individual achievements which are a testament to the incredible amount of hard work put in by the students, their parents and teachers.”
Notable areas of success this year were:
100% pass rate at level 3
72% pass rate A-C
100% pass rate at the demanding Higher Welsh Baccalaureate qualification where 95% of the results are at either B or A grade.
Excellent results in all vocational subjects, where almost half of the results are Distinction or Distinction Star level.
Headteacher, Mrs Ferron-Evans said: “We are very proud of our sixth form students. This year’s results reflect a huge amount of hard work across a broad range of subjects from the students and staff in the school. These results will allow our youngsters rich opportunities to further their studies at university or to enter the world of work as confident individuals. We wish them continued success in the future.”