Posted: Thu 13th Aug 2015

Flintshire students celebrate A Level Results

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Aug 13th, 2015

Thousands of students will be celebrating in Flintshire as the classes of 2015 receive their A Level results.

As the Local Authority Flintshire received the aggregate results from the Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC) figures showed that for examinations taken with the Welsh board 97.6% of entries received pass grades.

The Flintshire 2014 figure was 98.6% at this same stage. Once again, the Flintshire pass rate with the Welsh board compares well with the ‘A’ Level Pass rate for Wales as a whole, which at 97.3% is 0.2% lower than it was in 2014.

The proportion of grades in the A* to C range is 77.3% in 2015 compared to 79.0% of entries getting these grades in Flintshire in 2014, 76.3% in 2013 and 71.6% in 2012.

19.1% of Flintshire WJEC entries resulted in A* and A Grades compared to 18.1% in 2014, and 23.1% across Wales as a whole. The Flintshire figure could be significantly boosted this year when results in the Welsh Baccalaureate are added as this qualification is graded for the first time in 2015.

Approximately half of the total of Flintshire entries at Advanced level are with the Welsh Board and results from other boards are received later in the day.

Councillor Chris Bithell, Cabinet Member for Education, said:

‘Having received the information for entries with the WJEC Examination Board, the Council joins with parents, guardians and schools in celebrating their A level results, and warmly congratulates all the students and their teachers on their hard work and success.

“Flintshire’s students have worked hard to pursue demanding programmes of study. I am delighted for all of them, and wish them every success as they build on these results in their future University, College, Training and Career pathways.”

Chief Officer Education and Youth, Ian Budd, said:

‘These results clearly demonstrate the responsible and dedicated approach Flintshire’s students show towards their studies. I congratulate them all, and commend their teachers, parents and carers for their consistent support. The results are, once again, good news for Flintshire’s young people, their families and the future of our communities.’

Coleg Cambria sixth form students are celebrating excellent A Level results today.

Students were e-mailed their results directly early this morning before joining staff at an Celebration Event.

Learners achieving the higher grades have increased considerably with 49% of the passes awarded the top A*, A or B grades over 75% A* to C. 26 students have the remarkable achievement of clear A*/A grades in all of their subjects.

Three Coleg Cambria learners have successfully gained places at Oxford University and a further four students are going on to study Veterinary Science, Medicine and Dentistry.

David Jones, Principal and Chief Executive of Coleg Cambria, said:

“I would like to congratulate all our sixth form students at our Yale and Deeside sites on their achievements this year and wish them every success for the future.

“Their success reflects an incredible amount of hard work by students and teachers plus a great deal of support from parents. We are delighted that so many students achieved the success they deserve with us at Coleg Cambria and are very proud of each and every individual performance.”

Education Minister, Huw Lewis has congratulated students and teachers in Wales on a strong set of A-level and Welsh Baccalaureate results.

Speaking from a visit to a School in Newport, the Minister joined students collecting their exam results, he said:

“This year’s A-level results show another strong performance in Wales with high outcomes at key subjects such as Maths, Further Maths, and French. 

“The percentage of our students achieving the very top grade has increased yet again and this year we are seeing the highest A* outcome for Wales since the grade was introduced in 2010.  This shows a real and growing trend for improvement amongst our most able learners.

“Achievements across Wales are the result of a great deal of hard work by students and their  teachers and I would like to wholeheartedly congratulate everyone involved on this success.”

Wales results published

A levels

  • An overall pass rate of 97.3%
  • An overall A*-C pass rate of 74.3.%
  • An overall A* pass rate of 7.3%

AS levels

  • An 86.8% overall pass rate
  • An A – C pass rate of 57.5%

Welsh Baccalaureate

The Core is graded this year, for the first time and outcomes show that:

  • 92.2% pass rate for the Core Certificate of the WB Advanced Diploma
  • 12.2% achieved grade A* for the Core
  • 29.3% achieved grade A for the Core
  • 30.3% achieved grade B for the Core
  • 20.4% achieved grade C for the Core
  • 4123 Welsh Bacc learners achieved level 3 Essential Skills Wales Application of Number
  • 1985 Welsh Bacc learners achieved level 3 Essential Skills Wales ICT

The Careers Wales  ‘Where Now’  campaign is available to help students make decisions about next steps in their education and careers. Help and guidance  is available at  or by calling 0800 028 4844.

Meic – the 24/7 confidential advocacy and advice helpline can offer support and guidance to young people when life changing decisions have to be made once results have been received. Contact Meic on freephone 080 8802 3456, free text to 84001 or instant message via

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