Vale schools outperform national average

13 August 2015

This year’s A-level and AS-level results show Vale of Glamorgan schools have outperformed the national average yet again.


Almost 98% of pupils sitting this year’s WJEC A-level examinations achieved an A*-E grade, over half a percent higher than the Welsh average. Nearly 90% of pupils sitting AS-level exams achieved A-E grades.


24.33% of A-level pupils achieved the highest possible grades, A*-A, while 77.73% achieved A*-C grades.


Results at two of the Vale’s schools were exceptional. The pass rate for A-level pupils at both Cowbridge Comprehensive School and Stanwell School in Penarth was over 99%. Over 31% of pupils at both schools achieved A* or A grades.


The biggest increase in performance was seen at Ysgol Bro Morgannwg in Barry where the number of A*-C grades at A-level increased by 8.21% from last year.Cllr Chris Elmore, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Schools, said:


“First and foremost I would like to congratulate all the young people receiving their results today on reaping the rewards of their hard work.


“Nearly 98% of pupils in the Vale achieved the level 3 threshold of two A-levels and this is something both they and their teachers can rightly be very proud of.


“It is pleasing to see that yet again schools in the Vale have outperformed the national average.  We have two of the country’s standout schools and one that has seen a significant improvement on last year. Their results are a testament to the hard work of all those in the Vale that are working to drive up standards.”