A LEVELS: Gwynedd students surpass national benchmark


Tomos Hughes

A LEVEL results of Gwynedd students have surpassed the UK and Wales averages.

The percentage of pupils achieving grades A-E across all subjects (99.0%) is higher than the national figure (97.5%), while the percentage achieving a grade A or better (28.3%) is considerably higher than the figure for Wales (23.3%).

In addition, the percentage of students gaining A-E grades is 100% across the majority of subjects.

Dewi R Jones, head of education for Gwynedd Council,
said: "I am very pleased with the results in Gwynedd schools again this year. 

"The students and their teachers are to be warmly congratulated on their success. 

"I would like to thank the schools and the teachers for their hard work and professionalism, the students for their efforts and the parents for their support.

Although the number taking examinations varies enormously across subjects, it is pleasing to note that the number of candidates and the results are very good in Mathematics, Science, Welsh, History, English/English Literature and Religious Studies.

"It is also a pleasure to note that the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification continues to go from strength to strength – the number of students achieving the Advanced Diploma is good again this year.”

Councillor Gareth Thomas, cabinet member for education in Gwynedd Council, said:
We can take pride in the success of our young people. 

he students are to be congratulated for their dedication and perseverance. 

"I would also like to  offer  my sincere gratitude to the teachers for their hard work during the year and for preparing students so thoroughly for the examinations.”

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