19 August 2010
More students than ever are taking A-Levels in Blaenau Gwent – and 99% of them are achieving at least one pass at grade A to E.
And it’s mostly down to the boys – as the number of male A-Level students increased significantly this academic year.
Blaenau Gwent Council can report a pleasing picture of results across Nantyglo Comprehensive, Ebbw Vale Comprehensive, Tredegar Comprehensive and Brynmawr Foundation schools.
The number of students taking A-Levels at these schools continues to climb and it is particularly welcome to see that this increase is solely attributed to boys this year.
The A* grade was introduced this year to recognise outstanding performance and it is encouraging to see that 15.1% of students in Blaenau Gwent achieved the top two grades.
The results show that:
0 92.8% of students achieved two or more passes at A to E – an increase of 2.5% from 2009
0 99% of students achieved at least one pass at A to E – an increase of 1.6% from 2009
0 15.1% of students achieved the top two grades – A and the new A* grade
Coun Steve Bard, Blaenau Gwent Council’s Executive Member for Education, said: “I would like to thank the teachers and students of our schools for their terrific achievements. Their continued efforts and dedication are evident in this year’s very positive results. I hope that these results will lay the foundation for our students to continue their education and training.”
Alun Davies, Interim Director of Education said: “This year’s results are both pleasing and encouraging to see and demonstrate the commitment of both teachers and students in our schools”.