18 August 2011>
It has been another year of progress for A Level students across Caerphilly county borough, with an overall pass rate of 98.0% (Grades A*-E) across all examination boards - up from 97.1% in 2010 and surpassing the Welsh Average of 97.2%.
Furthermore, the percentage of A* grades awarded to Caerphilly students has increased to 4.7%, up from 4.4% in 2010. The percentage of higher grades awarded to Caerphilly students (A*-C) is consistent with last year's performance at 71.3%.
There has been a rise in the number of entries this year from 1354 to 1410, an increase of 4% compared with an increase of 1.5% across Wales
Cabinet member for Education, Leisure and Lifelong Learning, Cllr Phil Bevan is keen to recognise the achievement of the students and their teachers. He said, "Our young people and their teachers deserve to be congratulated on their excellent performance. These results are due to the hard work of our students and the commitment of the teachers of Caerphilly County Borough Council."
Sandra Aspinall, Director of Education and Leisure said, "These results are testimony to the dedication and ability of the young people of Caerphilly county borough. They also reflect the commitment of our teachers to helping our students achieve their potential. In addition, they reflect the authority's commitment to the Learning Pathways 14-19 Agenda, and our desire to provide the most appropriate learning opportunities for our young people."
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