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Local A-Level results slightly down

Created on 19/08/2010 @ 12:37

Champagne corks will be popping tonight in Welshpool, Llanfair and Llanfyllin after the high school’s pupils achieved excellent A-Level results today, but it was slightly down on 2009.

Overall in Powys, more than five out of every 10 results (54 per cent) were at grades A*, A and B with six per cent at the new A* grade and a further 18 per cent at grade A.

Almost everyone who took an A-Level in Powys passed (98 per cent).  The results for 2010 are slightly lower than in 2009, mirroring the all Wales trend but Powys results are once again significantly higher than those for Wales and England.

The Powys WJEC results at grades A*-B are more than four per cent higher than the all-Wales figures (all boards) maintaining the outstanding progress seen since 2001.

The number of WJEC A-Levels taken in Powys schools has fallen slightly from 1291 to 1274 in 2010 which represents a decrease of just one per cent.  In 2009, WJEC entries represented approximately 70 per cent of the total A-Level entries in Powys.

Cllr David Jones, Board Member for Schools and Inclusion, and Cllr Kath Roberts- Jones, Chair of the People Scrutiny Committee, said:  “These are excellent results clearly reflecting the dedication and hard work of pupils and teachers in Powys schools. Our warm congratulations go to all the young people on their well deserved achievements and to all those who have supported them throughout their school careers.  We wish all the students every success for the future.”

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