A LEVELS GALLERY: Students in Denbighshire and Gwynedd congratulated


Free Press Reporter

EARLY indications show that the approximate A-level pass rate at Denbighshire’s six secondary schools in 2014 shows an improvement of two percent.

The pass rate is up from 96.8% to 98.8% and there have been some excellent individual achievements across all schools.

In addition to the A Level results, 99.4% students were awarded the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification's Advanced Diploma.


Councillor Eryl Williams, Denbighshire's Cabinet Lead Member for Education, said: “We would like to congratulate all students on their individual results.

"Education remains a top priority in Denbighshire and I am extremely pleased to see our A level results continuing to rise."

In Gwynedd, Dewi R Jones, Head of Education for Gwynedd Council, said he was very pleased with the A-level results of students.

I am very pleased with the results in Gwynedd schools again this year. The students and their teachers are to be warmly congratulated on their success.

The percentage achieving grades A-E across all subjects (99.0%) is higher than the national figure [97.5%] while the percentage achieving a grade A or better (28.3%) is considerably higher than the figure for Wales (23.3%).

It is also pleasing that the percentage gaining A-E grades is 100% across the majority of subjects and this reflects the support and guidance provided for our young people.

I would like to thank the schools and the teachers for their hard work and professionalism, the students for their efforts and the parents for their support.”

Commenting on the A-level and Welsh Baccalaureate results, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in Wales, said: “Congratulations must go to young people and their teachers who have worked so hard to deliver yet another excellent set of results.

It is clear that standards have been maintained across the board and credit for that must go to teachers who have, yet again, pulled out all the stops to ensure that young people are supported to achieve their best.

That they have achieved these results against a backdrop of inadequate funding, pay cuts, attacks on their working conditions and the continuing uncertainty over the future of the A-level system in Wales is a testament to their dedication and skills.

Despite rapidly deteriorating morale and relentless assaults on working conditions, teachers have still worked hard to focus on delivering the best outcomes for their students.”

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