NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Aug 19th, 2011.
Students in Wrexham schools and sixth forms are once again celebrating after they received their A Level results yesterday.
The number of students entered in the town was up in comparison with the last three years and overall they achieved an impressive A level pass rate of 97% which is in line with the all Wales figure and only slightly below performance in Wrexham schools in 2010.
15% of grades awarded saw local students achieve the top grades of A* or A. The pass rate at Yale College was 98 per cent and a college spokesperson said there was a 100 per cent pass rate across 26 subjects.
In addition 92.4% of Wrexham sixth formers achieved the Level 3 threshold, 0.8% below last year’s validated figures. 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 sixth form leavers achieving the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma qualification was 96%, in line with last year’s exceptional results and once again well above the Welsh figure of 83.5%.
This year, 70% of Wrexham schools’ sixth formers followed the qualification which requires students to be successful in a range of traditional academic, vocational and skills qualifications. This is a significant increase on the figure of 47% who studied for the Advanced Diploma in 2010.
John Davies, Head of Lifelong Learning for Wrexham said: “I congratulate Wrexham students as they celebrate their achievements. These results today are the culmination of two years’ commitment and hard work by our young people, supported by their families and schools.
“I wish all our students well as they move on to higher education, training or employment. Well done everyone and congratulations!”
Cllr Ron Davies, Leader of Wrexham County Borough Council and Lead Member for Corporate Leadership and Children 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 large numbers of Wrexham students achieving the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification which is now offered at all three sixth form schools in Wrexham.”