GCSE RESULTS: Conwy County
22 August 2013 |
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THE number of students gaining the highest GCSE grades in Conwy county has climbed, but the percentage of overall passes is down.
Grades between A* to C rose from 62.8 to 65.1 per cent per cent since last year, with grades from A* to A rising from 15.9 to 16.7 across the county, as students pick up their results today, Thursday, August 22.
However, the number of overall passes fell slightly, with 98.7 percent gaining a passing grade compared with 99.2 per cent last year.
Cabinet Member for Skills and Lifelong Learning, Cllr Wyn Jones, and Chief Education Officer, Geraint James, said in a joint statement: “Again this year, Conwy students have performed exceptionally well in the GCSE examinations, with an overall pass rate of 98.7 per cent which matches the all Wales national average score.
“We congratulate those students who have achieved the results they have worked so hard to attain.
The number of A* to C grades in Conwy is slightly below the national average of 65.7 per cent.
“We thank the teaching staff for providing such valuable professional support to our students.
“We also acknowledge and celebrate the achievement of our students in other examinations, which include vocational courses and the Welsh Baccalaureate, although an authority analysis of these results is not yet available.”
A spokesman for the Joint Council for Qualifications added: “This year there were complex changes in entry patterns for the core subjects of mathematics, English and science which have affected the overall results.
“These changes include an increase in the number of 15 year olds entering for GCSEs and for Mathematics an increase in candidates entering in the November of Year 11 rather than in June.”
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