Wrexham secondary school pupils and staff have been celebrating after receiving an impressive set of GCSE results yesterday.
A number of Wrexham.com followers gave their tips for staying calm as nervous youngsters from across the area went to collect their results.
93% of pupils achieved the Level 1 Threshold of A* to G in their GCSE and vocational examination results which is a further improvement on last year’s high performance.
In addition 61% of pupils in Wrexham schools achieved the Level 2 Threshold of A* to C in line with last year’s significantly improved performance.
46% of students achieved the Level 2 Threshold indicator which includes A* toC passes in English or Welsh (first language) and Maths.
In total 1304 pupils sat a range of GCSE, vocational and skills qualifications across Wrexham.
John Davies, Wrexham Council’s Head of Life Long Learning said:
“I warmly congratulate our young people on all their successes. Along with support from their teachers, parents and carers, they have worked very hard indeed to achieve this level of performance.
“There have also been many outstanding achievements by students of all abilities and significant improvements made by individual schools.”
Leader of the Council Ron Davies who is also Lead Member for Corporate Leadership and Children (Schools and Safeguarding) said:
“I am delighted to see these results and wish our young people well as they move on to post-16 education, training or employment.
“Wrexham has made significant improvement over the last 5 years and we will continue to support our schools as together we aspire to achieve educational excellence for young people in Wrexham.”
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