This page is a news release published by Wrexham County Borough Council.
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16 August 2012
Students in Wrexham schools are once again celebrating as they receive their A Level results.
Today’s results show an overall A level pass rate of 98% which is marginally above the all Wales figure and also above performance in Wrexham schools in 2011. 23% of grades awarded were at A* or A, which is a significant increase on the figure for 2011 and is in line with the all Wales figure.
95.9% of Wrexham schools’ sixth formers achieved the Level 3 threshold, which is 3.5% above last year’s figure. The Level 3 threshold performance measure takes into account all qualifications, including A and AS Level, vocational and skills qualifications.
The pass rate for Wrexham schools’ sixth form leavers achieving the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma qualification is 97%, which is a further improvement on last year's exceptional results and once again well above the Welsh figure of 82.8%. This year, 82% of Wrexham schools’ sixth formers followed the qualification which requires students to be successful in a range of traditional academic, vocational and skills qualifications. This is a significant increase on the figure of 70% who studied for the Advanced Diploma in 2011.
Cllr Michael Williams, Lead Member for Children’s Services and Education said:
“Our young people are to be warmly congratulated for their commitment, hard work and success. They, along with their families and schools, can be very proud of their achievements. I am particularly pleased to see the large numbers of Wrexham students achieving the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification.”
John Davies, Wrexham’s Head of Lifelong Learning says:
‘I congratulate Wrexham students as they celebrate their achievements. These results today are the culmination of two years’ commitment and hard work by our young people, supported by their families and schools. I am particularly pleased to see the significant increase in the number of students achieving Grades A* and A. I wish all our students well as they move on to higher education, training or employment. Well done everyone and congratulations!’