Progress on major health conditions delivery plans »We remain committed to ensuring that quality improvement remains at the centre of our approach for the future of NHS Wales.
£45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
A £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills and improve career prospects across South Wales has been announced by Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Mark Drakeford.
- Emergency ambulance response continues to improve
- £36m EU-backed investment in research and innovation for Welsh business
- £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
- Consultation on Procurement Regulation in Wales
- National Outcomes Framework for Youth Work
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 6: The Historic Environment
- Building Regulations Sustainability Review
- Support for foundation years
- Support for postgraduate study and part-time engineering, technology or computer science degrees
Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) Act 2016
The act puts in place the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more proactive, sustainable and joined-up way.
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Final Budget 2016-17 »
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- Statistics & Research
Key Stage 3
- Since 2014 there has been an increase in the percentage of pupils achieving the expected level (level 5 or above) in every subject. The greatest increase was in Welsh Second Language (3.4 percentage points).
- In 2015, the percentage of pupils achieving the expected level varied from 92.7 per cent in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to 81.2 per cent in Welsh Second Language.
- In each subject, a higher percentage of girls than boys achieved the expected level. The gap between girls and boys was greatest in Welsh Second Language (13.1 percentage points).
Key Stage 2
- In 2015, the percentage of pupils achieving the expected level (level 4 or above) in Welsh Second Language was 76.1 per cent, compared with 73.1 per cent in 2014.
A further breakdown of all the data shown in this release by local authority, attainment level and by gender is available on StatsWales.
Benchmark information tables are also available for Key Stage 3 (both for core and non-core subjects) and are published alongside this release.
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