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GCSE Results 2017

Published: 24/08/2017

It has been acknowledged by Qualifications Wales and the Welsh Government that changes in the content, structure and assessment methodology of some GCSE examinations, including English, Welsh and Mathematics, which are being reported for the first time this year, have impacted on the overall results across Wales for 2017. These changes make it difficult to make meaningful comparisons to the results from 2016. The proportion of grades across Wales in the A* to C range in 2017 is 62.8%. In Flintshire, these higher grade passes (A* - C) are currently at 63.5% of all summer series examinations, including early entries, taken with the Welsh Board. The proportion of A* and A grades achieved by Flintshire students with the Welsh Board in 2017 is 17%, compared to 17.9% across Wales. Cabinet Member for Education, Councillor Ian Roberts said: “On behalf of Flintshire County Council, I would like to congratulate all our students who, despite the changes to the examinations they have sat, have worked hard to achieve the results they have. I would also like to thank all the parents and carers who have provided support and encouragement to their children and school staff who have worked so hard to support their pupils. I hope that these results will enable the students to proceed to their chosen post-16 education courses or to find suitable employment. Whatever their next steps, we wish them every success.” Interim Chief Officer for Education & Youth, Claire Homard, said: “The Council is pleased to offer its congratulations to the students, teachers, parents and carers of Flintshire for the GCSE results achieved this year and looks forward to seeing its young people move successfully into the next phase of their learning journey whether it be further education, apprenticeships or the world of work. In this time of rapid change to the curriculum and examination structure in Wales, education officers of the Council continue to work in strong partnership with the Regional School Improvement Service for North Wales, GwE, to further improve the quality of secondary school education in Flintshire and ensure that learners achieve their potential”. END