It looks as if Caerleon Comprehensive school has achieved its best GCSE exam results ever.This despite worries that new curriculum changes would affect overall results. For the school’s latest tweet Click here.
And Newport Schools achieved better overall results than the South East region of Wales as a whole.
- The percentage of pupils gaining the Level 2 threshold (in South East Wales) is 52.1%. The Level 2 performance measure indicates the percentage of pupils who achieved at least 5 GCSEs A*- C (or equivalent), including English/Welsh 1st language and Mathematics.
- In Newport the percentage of pupils gaining the Level 2 threshhold is 54.7 per cent.
- In Maths and Numeracy the figure for Newport is 63.8 and for English is 62.1 per cent.
These are provisional results and the full details of both A Level and GCSE results will be verified by Newport City Council this September.
Newport City Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Cllr Gail Giles praised the work of everyone involved in helping pupils to prepare with the changes to how GCSEs are now delivered in schools.
“Congratulations to all the pupils, staff, parents and carers who have worked so hard to achieve these results. I know there were changes to subject curriculums which everyone had to contend with and it is therefore unfair, even impossible, to compare this year’s results with last year’s GCSEs”, she said.
“However, I am sure all support will be provided to ensure they can enter their school’s sixth form or further education courses to continue their paths to university or enter employment”.
“To this end there are many apprenticeships on offer and we hope this gives pupils the chance to look to their future with confidence”.
“We need our young people to gain skills which will secure them good careers in the future and take advantage of jobs on offer in the businesses who are based here”.
“I wish all our students success” said Cllr Giles.