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  • Release date: 5 October 2017
  • Period covered: 2016/17 (provisional)
  • Next update: December 2017
An annual report collated from examination bodies on the results of external examinations taken by pupils aged 15 or 17, which includes GCSE and A Levels by subject.
This provides the earliest results of external examinations taken by pupils in Year 11 (“Key Stage 4”) or pupils aged 17 at the start of the academic year in schools in Wales in 2016/17, as well as final information for previous years. The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 7 December 2016.

Following recommendations from independent reviews and policy changes announced by Welsh Government, several key changes have been implemented to the Key Stage 4 (KS4) performance measures data in this 2016/17 release which impacts on comparisons with previous years. Therefore, comparisons with previous years should be made with caution. Please see the full release for more information.

Key points

Pupils in Year 11

  • 54.6 per cent of pupils in Year 11 achieved the Level 2 inclusive threshold (Level 2 including a grade A*-C in English or Welsh first language and Mathematics).
  • The average Capped 9 score was 350.0.
  • 28.5 per cent of pupils eligible for FSM achieved the Level 2 inclusive threshold.
  • 62.5 per cent of pupils achieved A*-C in Mathematics/Mathematics-Numeracy (best of).
  • 67.2 per cent of pupils achieved A*-C in either English or Welsh first language.

Pupils aged 17

  • 97.1 per cent of those entering a volume equivalent to 2 A levels achieved the Level 3 threshold.
  • The average wider points score was 733.0.
  • 54.6 per cent of those entering a volume equivalent to 2 A levels achieved 3 or more grades A*-C.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 5060
Email: school.stats@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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