GCSE results delight in Carmarthenshire
Pupils in Carmarthenshire remain firmly at the top of the class with their GCSE results.
Provisional figures show that 86.2% of pupils achieved grades A* to C in comparison with the Welsh average of 66.6%.
A total of 14.1% of Carmarthenshire pupils were awarded A* and A (compared to the Welsh average of 19.2%).
The key indicator figure for pupils achieving the Level 2 inclusive measure (which includes a GCSE grade A*to C in English or Welsh first language and mathematics) has also improved significantly. The 2015 result of 60.8% pushes Carmarthenshire through the coveted 60% barrier and yet again, clearly shows a year-on-year improvement and upward trend across our schools.
Executive Board Member for Education Cllr Gareth Jones congratulated pupils for their hard work. He said: “Once again, they have achieved excellent results across all their examinations. Similar to last week’s A and AS level results, the increased percentages for a range of grades and overall passes demonstrates a very positive picture for our authority.
“We continue to build most successfully on the achievements of previous years and we pay full tribute to the pupils’ efforts and success. The council also acknowledges the dedication. commitment and support provided to them by their schools, teachers, teaching support staff and of course their parents. Today is a very proud and well deserved day for them all.
“This continued high standard of achievement reflects the total commitment of our authority to the young people of Carmarthenshire by affording them every opportunity to achieve their full potential.”
Carmarthenshire’s Director for Education and Children’s Services Rob Sully added: “We are delighted and encouraged by these results. They represent the considerable effort and achievement of our young people, all of whom deserve our warmest congratulations. They also clearly demonstrate how hard we have worked with schools and the Regional Improvement Service in helping learners within Carmarthenshire to reach their full potential.”