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Flintshire schools celebrate A Level Results

Published: 14/08/2014

There will be much celebration in Flintshire as the classes of 2014 receive their A Level results. As the Local Authority received the aggregate results from the Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC) figures showed that for examinations taken with the Welsh board an impressive 98.6% of entries received pass grades, a 0.5% improvement on the Flintshire 2013 figure of 98.1% at the same stage. Once again, the Flintshire pass rate with the Welsh board compares well with the ‘A’ Level Pass rate for Wales as a whole, which at 97.5% is 0.1% lower than it was in 2013. Progress has also been made on A* to C grades with 79.0% of entries getting these grades in Flintshire in 2014 against 76.3% in 2013 and 71.6% in 2012. 18.1% of Flintshire WJEC entries resulted in A* and A Grades compared to 21.0% in 2013, and 23.3% across Wales as a whole. The Flintshire figure will be significantly boosted this year when results in the Welsh Baccalaureate are added. This is the equivalent of an A grade for successful candidates. Approximately half of the total of Flintshire entries at Advanced level are with the Welsh Board and results from other boards are received later in the day. Councillor Chris Bithell, Cabinet Member for Education, said: Having received the information for entries with the WJEC Examination Board, the Council joins with parents, guardians and schools in celebrating their A level results, and warmly congratulates all the students and their teachers on their hard work and success. “Flintshire’s students have worked hard to pursue demanding programmes of study. I am delighted for all of them, and wish them every success as they build on these results in their future University, College, Training and Career pathways.” Chief Officer Education and Youth, Ian Budd, said: These results clearly demonstrate the responsible and dedicated approach Flintshire’s students show towards their studies. I congratulate them all, and commend their teachers, parents and carers for their consistent support. The results are, once again, good news for Flintshire’s young people, their families and the future of our communities. Editors note At the time of this release, the information given is based on WJEC Board information only. We await details from schools regarding the overall picture once other data from exam boards based in England (which is not available centrally to Welsh LEAs) has been processed. It is important to note that about half of the entries in Flintshire schools are with WJEC, the others are through the England Boards.