A-Level success celebrated throughout the County Borough
Hundreds of A Level and AS students across Rhondda Cynon Taf have bucked the Wales-wide trend today by increasing the percentage of top grades achieved.
The number of young people in the County Borough who have secured A*-E pass rates in their A Level exams stands at 97% which is 0.2% higher than last year.
The percentage of Rhondda Cynon Taf students who attained A*-C grades stands at 70.4% and the percentage of pupils throughout the County Borough with A*-A grades is 15.6%.
At A/S Level, 85.1% of students in Rhondda Cynon Taf attained A-E grades, 50.8% with A-C grades and 10.3% with A grades.
It is important to remember the grades released are from WJEC, which is only one of a number of examination boards. It is estimated up to a third of students will receive results from other examination boards, which have not been included in the figures quoted.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learnin Cllr Eudine Hanagan who visited a number of secondary schools today to congratulate students, said:
“Well done to all the young people who are celebrating their results. I know it is a huge relief for them and I was overjoyed to visit a number of schools and share in the excitement of our young people.
“These results are down to the hard work by students and staff at our schools, the support we provide as a local authority as well as the encouragement provided by families who are committed to helping their children reach their potential.
“We continue to be proud and pleased with the achievements of our young people. We must also congratulate the many students who have taken advantage of vocational courses, the results of which will be combined with the WJEC results in the next few days.
“The initial data demonstrates our results have bucked the trend in Wales this year which is pleasing for us as a local authority and most importantly demonstrates that our educational standards are improving.”
All headteachers commented that nearly all students achieved the grades they needed to enable them go on to universities or apprenticeships to follow the career paths of their choice.