ANGLESEY education chiefs have welcomed this year’s GCSE results.
Dr Gwynne Jones, director of lifelong learning for Anglesey, said last year’s improvements have been maintained, with 67.7 per cent gaining A*-C grades and 99.5 per cent achieving A*-G grades.
Dr Jones said the results were slightly higher than the corresponding national figures (66.6 per cent and 98.5 per cent), but the percentage who achieved A* and A grades (16.3 per cent) was lower than last year’s figure also this year’s figure for Wales.
He added: “The improvement in the results in Welsh and English is similar to the national trend whilst the percentage gaining an A*-C grade in mathematics has decreased slightly.
“Success rates in individual optional subjects such as religious education, design technology, physical education, art and history, where the number of entries are relatively high, are good.”
Cllr Ieuan Williams, Anglesey council leader and education portfolio holder, added: “We can be proud of the educational success of our young people which is crucial to the future prospects for Anglesey.
“We would like to congratulate all those who have been successful in the examinations, particularly those who have worked hard to achieve their potential – raw examination results do not always show this.”