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GCSE: Conwy Council reveal 98.4 per cent pass rate for region

Published date: 21 August 2014 |
Published by: Dean Jones 
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GCSE results were on a par with the national average in Conwy this year.

As pupils opened their results this morning, Conwy County Council have revealed that the region achieved an overall pass rate of 98.4 per cent, which was 0.1 per cent lower then the national average of 98.5.

In addition, those gaining A*-C grades increased by 0.7 per cent to 65.8, but it was still slightly lower than the national average of 66.6 per cent for 2014.

The number of pupils that achieved A*-A grades in Conwy was 17.7 per cent, which was one percent higher than last year’s figures but the figure is still significantly lower than the national average of 19.4 per cent.

In a joint statement, Conwy County Council cabinet member Cllr Wyn Jones and Chief Education Officer Geraint James, said: “Again this year, Conwy students have performed well and this is reflected in their results.

“We congratulate those students who have achieved the results they have worked so hard to attain.

"We also 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, and wish them well in their future endeavours.”

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