A Level results

Posted on Thursday 17th August 2017
A summary of the outcomes from provisional, “on the day” results indicate that the A Level results in the Level 3 threshold of 2 A Levels A*-E have declined in Newport this year. Please note, these results are subject to change before the final results are available.

 96.5 per cent of pupils achieved the Level 3 threshold, a decrease of 1.2 percentage points from last year’s figure of 97.7 per cent. This figure includes all examination board results.

There was a decrease in Newport WJEC exam entries of 9.8 percentage points from last year, compared against a decrease in entries across Wales of 6.3 percentage points.

The following figures are based on WJEC exam board results only:

The percentage of those gaining an A*-A is 19.7 per cent, a decrease on last year’s 21.9 per cent and below the Wales average of 25 per cent.

The proportion of students achieving a pass grade at WJEC A Level (Grades A* - E) is 96.7 per cent, a slight decrease on last year’s 97.4% and below the Wales average of 97.7 per cent.

Newport City Council cabinet member for education and skills, Councillor Gail Giles, said: “I would like to congratulate pupils who have achieved both academic and vocational qualifications they need to go ahead with their chosen careers.

“Well done to all pupils and staff who have worked hard over a number of years to achieve the results today.

“Thanks must also go to all those who have helped our students succeed including their parents who are no doubt both proud and relieved today.

“However we know there will be some students who have not got the results they wanted but I would like to reassure them that there will be support available to guide them through other options and opportunities to help them achieve their potential.”

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