Appointment of the next Children’s Commissioner for Wales »The current Children's Commissioner's tenure will come to an end on 28 February 2015.Learn more »
A taste of Wales in London
- St David’s Day in Dubai
- Across Wales young people find work thanks to Jobs Growth Wales
- A taste of Wales in London
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Developing a Landfill Disposals Tax
- Collection and publication of fire statistics
- Talk to me 2
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
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Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.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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