GCSE Results 2017
The wait is over for thousands of young people across the ERW region as they collect their GCSE results today.
Provisional data shows that many schools within the region have maintained good performance and often improved the performance of those in receipt of free school meals.
Around 9,000 pupils across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Swansea sat their GCSE exams this Summer. These were the first cohort of pupils to sit the newly reformed GCSEs in Welsh and English Language, Mathematics and Mathematics Numeracy. These GCSE qualifications have been developed to assess pupils ability to apply their skills and therefore better prepare them for life after education. Therefore comparisons between previous years’ results are more difficult to make. As expected, due to these changes, greater variation is evident across the region.
ERW is working with schools within the region to drive forward improvements and support pupils to reach their full potential.
Managing Director Betsan O’Connor said:
“The hard work of pupils, teachers and support staff has paid off for many of our young people. It is particularly pleasing that where schools have supported each other and worked collaboratively that this joint work has led to improvements.
“The results today highlight the work that has been undertaken not only by the pupils and their families, but also the dedication of their teachers and school staff.
“ERW will continue to work closely with our schools to ensure that best practice is shared and that leadership capacity is built sustainably to continue to drive educational standards.
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