Flintshire schools celebrate A Level Results
There will be much celebration in Flintshire as the classes of 2014 receive
their A Level results. As the Local Authority received the aggregate results
from the Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC) figures showed that for
examinations taken with the Welsh board an impressive 98.6% of entries received
pass grades, a 0.5% improvement on the Flintshire 2013 figure of 98.1% at the
same stage. Once again, the Flintshire pass rate with the Welsh board compares
well with the ‘A’ Level Pass rate for Wales as a whole, which at 97.5% is 0.1%
lower than it was in 2013.
Progress has also been made on A* to C grades with 79.0% of entries getting
these grades in Flintshire in 2014 against 76.3% in 2013 and 71.6% in 2012.
18.1% of Flintshire WJEC entries resulted in A* and A Grades compared to 21.0%
in 2013, and 23.3% across Wales as a whole. The Flintshire figure will be
significantly boosted this year when results in the Welsh Baccalaureate are
added. This is the equivalent of an A grade for successful candidates.
Approximately half of the total of Flintshire entries at Advanced level are
with the Welsh Board and results from other boards are received later in the
Councillor Chris Bithell, Cabinet Member for Education, said:
Having received the information for entries with the WJEC Examination Board,
the Council joins with parents, guardians and schools in celebrating their A
level results, and warmly congratulates all the students and their teachers on
their hard work and success.
“Flintshire’s students have worked hard to pursue demanding programmes of
study. I am delighted for all of them, and wish them every success as they
build on these results in their future University, College, Training and Career
Chief Officer Education and Youth, Ian Budd, said:
These results clearly demonstrate the responsible and dedicated approach
Flintshire’s students show towards their studies. I congratulate them all, and
commend their teachers, parents and carers for their consistent support. The
results are, once again, good news for Flintshire’s young people, their
families and the future of our communities.
At the time of this release, the information given is based on WJEC Board
information only. We await details from schools regarding the overall picture
once other data from exam boards based in England (which is not available
centrally to Welsh LEAs) has been processed. It is important to note that
about half of the entries in Flintshire schools are with WJEC, the others are
through the England Boards.