Energy Wales Statement »The energy system in Wales is on the threshold of great change driven by new energy, technology and low carbon energy transition objectives.Learn more »
European approval for new Wales RDP
The new RDP will be even more innovative, adaptable and integrated inorder to ensure maximum value is secured for rural Wales from theProgramme's joint EU/Welsh Government-funded investments.
- Cardiff appoints leading US compound semiconductor expert with Welsh Government support
- Urdd Eisteddfod is a unique celebration of our language and culture – Carwyn Jones
- European approval for new Wales RDP
Section highlightHistoric Environment (Wales) BillThe Bill will support the positive management of change in the Welsh historic environment.
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
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Welsh 1st and 2nd language achievement in secondary schools
A report which concentrates on the proportion of the cohort entering and achieving the expected level in Welsh, rather than pass rates of those entering.
Welsh 1st Language, in 2001
- 12 per cent of 16 year-olds entered GCSE Welsh 1st Language. 8 per cent of 16 year-olds achieved a grade A*-C
- there has been a steady increase in both entries and passes for Welsh 1st Language and Literature
- there have been similar increases in English Language There has been a slight decrease in the number of entries for Welsh 1st Language A level since its peak in 1994
Welsh 2nd Language, in 2001
- 31 per cent of 16 year-olds entered GCSE Welsh 2nd Language, compared to 25 per cent in 2000. 19 per cent of 16 year-olds achieved a grade A*-C
- there has been an increasing trend in both entries and passes for Welsh 2nd Language, with a large increase in 2001, while the percentage achieving a grade A*-C in a foreign language has remained fairly constant
- the number of entries in Welsh 2nd Language A level has increased most years since 1992
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