- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
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MIKE HEDGES AM ASKS FIRST MINISTER TO COMMENT ON SUCCESS OF SCHOOLS CHALENGE WALES IN SWANSEA
Mike Hedges AM asked the First Minister to comment on the impact in Swansea of Schools Challenge Wales
Mike said… ‘I wished to highlight to the Minister the success achieved by Swansea Pupils in the recent GCSE results and to link this to the School Challenge Wales programme. I was delighted to see so many pupils in local schools do so well and wish them well in their future career paths.’
|This is the second cyclical set of GCSE results that have been achieved since Schools Challenge Cymru was launched. I visited Pentrehafod School and Morriston Comprehensive School on GCSE results day to be told that Pentrehafod had achieved their best ever GCSE results, and that Morriston had increased their A* to C grades by 17 per cent. Can I ask the Cabinet Secretary for Education to make a statement on the success of Schools Challenge Cymru?
|I’m sure the Cabinet Secretary will be very pleased to hear, and is very well aware of those very good results, particularly from those schools that have benefited from Schools Challenge Cymru in Swansea East, in your constituency, Mike Hedges. I know that the evaluation, of course, is being undertaken. It’s going to be concluded by next year and it’s going to be published in line with Government social research protocol, and also looking at GCSE results. And she will be, of course, reflecting on the evaluation and this summer’s GCSE outcomes across the board, and committed to building on and embedding lessons from the challenge to benefit all schools in Wales.