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MIKE HEDGES MS VISITS LOCAL SCHOOLS TO MEET TEACHERS AND PUPILS AND SAYS WELL DONE!
Mike Hedges, MS for Swansea East has congratulated local pupils on another excellent year for AS and A-level / Welsh Baccalaureate and GCSE results in Wales.
Mike Hedges MS, wanted to congratulate pupils and teachers across Swansea East as he visited local comprehensive schools
The MS is reminding pupils that if you didn’t get the results they wanted, they can seek advice from Careers Wales on 0800 208 4844.
Mike Hedges MS said “My congratulations to everyone who had received there results. I remember from personal experience, just how stressful a time this can be.”
“I would also like to pay tribute to parents, teachers and governors in all schools, who work really hard to ensure that students reach their full potential.”
This years results in Wales
- There were 328,658 summer GCSE entries this year, a rise of 8.6% compared to 2020.
- 29% of entries achieved an A* or A, with 74% receiving between A*- C.
- 98% of entries resulted in a pass between grades A*-G.
This year’s assessment and qualification process has been different to previous years, as examinations for summer 2021 were cancelled in response to the pandemic. A new system was designed and delivered by schools and colleges, drawing on a range of assessment evidence to determine learners’ grades.
The Welsh Government provided an additional £9m to support schools and colleges in the delivery of this year’s assessments. £26m was provided to ensure students could complete their vocational qualifications and colleges could continue to deliver practical sessions this year.