Pembrokeshire A-Level results something to celebrate
11:36am Thursday 20th August 2009 in Video News
Pembrokshire students had something to celebrate this morning (Thursday).
After a nerve- wracking wait hundreds of students across the county picked up their A-level and AS-level results. Results that had once again improved from the high achievements of last year and remain significantly above the national average.
The overall Pembrokeshire pass rate at A-Level this year was 99% compared with the Wales national average of 97.6%.
The percentage of pupils gaining an A grade in Pembrokeshire was 26.1% compared to a Welsh average of 25%.
The overall Pembrokeshire pass rate at AS-Level this year was 88.2% compared to a national average of 86%. The percentage of students gaining A grades was 18.4%, above the Welsh average of 16.9%.
“Pembrokeshire’s students can be proud of the fact that their results are among the best across Wales," said Pembrokeshire County Council’s head of school improvement and inclusion, Graham Longster.
“I understand from our headteachers that most students have secured their places in higher education. It gives a clear indication of our continuing high standards at both A and AS levels in the eight Pembrokeshire secondary schools.
“Students and their teachers are better prepared for these examinations than ever before and their performance has increased as a result.”
Councillor Huw George, cabinet member for children and young people congratulated this year’s students: “This success is due to their commitment, the efforts of staff in the schools and the support of their parents," he said.
"I would like to thank them all and especially wish these youngsters every success in the future.”