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  • Release date: 6 December 2017
  • Period covered: 2016/17
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 final 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. The latest release updates the provisional statistics previously released on 5th October 2017.

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 report which impacts on comparisons with previous years. Therefore, comparisons with previous years should be avoided in many cases. Please see the full report 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 350.9.
  • 28.6 per cent of pupils eligible for Free School Meals achieved the Level 2 inclusive threshold.
  • 62.5 per cent of pupils achieved A*-C in Mathematics/Mathematics-Numeracy (best of).
  • 65.0 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 730.6.
  • 54.7 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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