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GCSE results 2018

Regional Press Release

ERW would like to congratulate learners on their achievements in this year’s GCSE examinations. We are delighted that the hard work of staff and learners has paid off.

Wales is currently undergoing a period of change in how performance measures are used within the accountability system. One aspect of this change is the way we report on regional and local outcomes. ERW is already working closely with schools to track individual pupil performance over time which will mean that school leaders and our local authorities are well positioned to gauge where schools are progressing well or where they may need additional support.

As in previous years there has been effective dialogue with Post-16 providers to ensure that learners are provided with appropriate pathways following results.


“The region is pleased to offer its congratulations to students, teachers, parents and carers for the GCSE results achieved this year and looks forward to seeing young people move successfully into the next phase of their learning journey whether it be further education, apprenticeships or the world of work. 

In this time of rapid change to the curriculum and examination structure in Wales, as Local Authorities we continue to work in partnership with schools to further improve the quality of secondary school education and ensure that learners achieve their potential."

Ian Budd, Lead Director ERW


“On behalf of the region I would like to congratulate all our students who have worked hard to achieve their results. I would also like to thank all the parents and carers who have provided support and encouragement to their children and school staff who have worked so hard to support their pupils. I hope that these results will enable the students to proceed to their chosen post-16 education courses, apprenticeships or to find suitable employment. Whatever their next steps, we wish them every success.”


Cllr Ellen ap Gwynn, Chair of the Joint Committee