Nervous wait over for GCSE students picking up results
12:08pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
Across the county students nervously opened their GCSE results this morning with the percentage of pupils achieving A* or A similar to last year at 18%.
The percentage of pupis in Pembrokeshire achieving A* to C grades is 63.2% and the A to G pass rate is 98.8%.
This year there were complex changes in entry patterns for the core subjects of Mathematics, English and Science which have affected the overall results.
Pembrokeshire County Council’s Head of Education, Kate Evan-Hughes, said: “Overall provisional results from each of Pembrokeshire’s eight secondary schools show a mixed picture, however some schools have shown significant improvements in some subjects.
“The results are due to the commitment and hard work of the pupils, the dedication of teaching staff and the support of their families.
“I would like to congratulate all of the students on their achievements and wish them every success in their future.
“The Local Authority will continue to work with all of our schools, and particularly those where performance needs to improve, to ensure that Pembrokeshire’s pupils achieve the best possible outcomes.”
Councillor Ken Rowlands, Cabinet Member for Education said: “Today is a celebration for our young people and I congratulate each individual student on their success. Many will be returning to continue their studies at school or college, some will continue their studies while undertaking an apprenticeship and some will be starting work. Parents should be rightly proud of their children’s results.
“I also acknowledge the hard work of teachers and the Local Authority for its contribution to supporting students in achieving these results. Clearly there are areas for improvement, but today this should not detract from celebrating the success of many of our young people.”
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