GCSE Results 2015
GCSE students across Flintshire will be in the mood to celebrate today, as good
public examination results are again being reported in the County’s schools.
The total percentage of GCSE (A*-G) passes for Wales this year is 98.7%, which
is 0.2% higher than last year. With the results in from the Welsh Examining
Board (WJEC), the pass rate for students in Flintshire stands at 99.4%, a
slight decrease of 0.1% on the results at this stage in 2014.
The proportion of grades in the A* to C range in 2015 is 66.6% across Wales,
the same as in 2014. These higher grade (A* - C) passes across Flintshire stand
at 68.9% of all full course examinations taken with the Welsh Board. This is
2.3% higher than for the whole of Wales and 0.7% higher than the Flintshire
figure at the same stage last year.
The proportion of A* and A grades achieved by Flintshire students with the
Welsh Board in 2015 is 19.4%, which is 2.2% higher than at the same stage in
2014. Across Wales as a whole this figure has fallen slightly to 19.2% in
2015 compared to 19.4% in 2014.
The total number of subject entries by Flintshire students with the Welsh Board
in the summer exams is 5% higher than last year. Additionally, many Flintshire
students now take examinations early in the year rather than always in the
summer period. Results in Flintshire should be further improved when those
candidates who took examinations early are added to results from the summer
period alone. Whilst the majority of subject entries are with the Welsh Board,
those made with examining boards in England have resulted in an increase in the
pass rate across the county in recent years.
Cabinet Member for Education, Councillor Chris Bithell said:
“On behalf of Flintshire County Council, I would like to congratulate all our
pupils on their G.C.S.E. results. Once again our pupils have performed well
and achieved high standards in their external examinations. I would also like
to express our thanks to all the staff in schools who have worked so hard to
enable their students success and to all the parents and carers who have
provided support and encouragement to their children.
I hope that these results will enable the students to proceed to post-16
education courses or to find suitable employment. Whatever course they follow,
we wish them every success.”
Director of Lifelong Learning, Ian Budd, added:
“The Council is pleased to offer its congratulations to the students, teachers,
parents and carers of Flintshire for these good GCSE results. They are a result
of the commitment and hard work of our students. Our young people can move
forward with confidence into Further Education in Flintshire. The Council
congratulates all our students upon their success”.
Note to editors
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 this other data, including that from exam boards based in
England and examinations entered early by Flintshire students has been
processed, which is not available centrally to Welsh LEAs, a clearer picture
will emerge. It is important to note that a statistically relevant proportion
of Flintshire’s GCSE entries are through the England boards.