16 August 2012>
Caerphilly County Borough Council would like to congratulate all county borough students who passed their GCE A Levels today (16th August 2012).
The overall pass rate for learners in Caerphilly county borough schools was 95.3% (A*-E) across all examination boards, down from 98.0% in 2011, which was the best performance year ever.
The percentage of A*-A was 14.5% and 65.2% of grades were at C or above.
There has been a slight rise in the number of entries this year from 1,410 to 1,418, after significant increases over the previous three years. This year has also seen more learners enhancing their learning experiences through the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning at Caerphilly County Borough Council, Cllr Rhianon Passmore was keen to recognise the achievement of the students and their teachers.
She said: "Our young people and their teachers deserve to be congratulated on their performance. The results are due to the hard work of our students and the commitment of the teachers of Caerphilly county borough".
"From September, Caerphilly will be working closely with the new Education Achievement Service (EAS) for South East Wales, which was formed by Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Newport, Monmouthshire and Torfaen local authorities to provide increased levels of challenge and support to schools. The EAS will work with governors, school leaders and staff to improve the learning experiences of children and young people and, through this, enhance their success in national examinations and opportunities for employment", she added.
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