15 August 2008>
It has been another outstanding year for A Level results within the Caerphilly county borough with 98.8% of all students taking the WJEC examinations passing with grades A – E, surpassing the Welsh average of 97.6%.
Furthermore, the percentage of students passing with grades A-C has been maintained at 77%. This means that over three quarters of entries achieved the higher grade passes (A-C), and impressively over half of those entering examination achieved grade A or B.
Mr David Hopkins, Director of Education and Leisure said, "These remarkable results reflect both the dedication and abilities of our young people within the county borough and are a testimony to the enthusiasm and outstanding quality of teaching provided within our schools. In addition it reflects the Authority's vision and commitment to pushing new boundaries by investing in the 14-19 agenda. It is also pleasing to note that we are maintaining the high standard set in previous years."
Councillor Phil Bevan, Cabinet Member for Education was full of praise for both students and teachers. "This authority is extremely thrilled with these outstanding set of results. The students have done a fantastic job and are a credit to themselves, their families and Caerphilly CBC. We must also congratulate the tireless work of the teachers of Caerphilly CBC who have supported the pupils in obtaining these superb results."
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