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.
Assembly bills »
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Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Much of the information has already been published in previous statistical volumes. This publication brings the information together as a comprehensive summary of examination performance in Wales.
The hard copy of the publication is no longer produced, however all data continues to be available as Excel spreadsheets on our website. This report presents a selection of that information.
- The percentage of pupils achieving at least the expected level in 2013 was higher than in 2012 for Key Stages 2 and 3, in all subjects.
- Over 4 in 5 (83.0 per cent) pupils at end of Foundation Phase achieved the expected outcome in all mandatory areas of learning, an increase of 2.5 percentage points since the first year of results in 2012.
- 52.7 per cent of pupils aged 15 achieved the level 2 threshold including a GCSE grade A*-C in English or Welsh first language and mathematics in 2013, 1.6 percentage points higher than in 2012. 57.0 per cent of girls and 48.7 per cent of boys achieved this level.
- 59 per cent of entries in GCSE Mathematics achieved grade A*-C. For English Language the percentage was 62 per cent and for Welsh (First Language) it was 72 per cent.
- 11,706 17-year-old pupils entered a volume equivalent to 2 A levels in 2013, a increase of 168 compared with 2012.
- The most popular subject at A level for candidates aged 17 in 2013 was Mathematics, with 2,734 entries.
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