August 2018: GCSE Results

[Provisional on the day results]

GwE would like to congratulate learners on their achievements in this year’s GCSE examinations. We are delighted that the hard work of staff and learners has paid off.

Wales is currently undergoing a period of change in how performance measures are used within the accountability system. One aspect of this change is the way we report on regional and local outcomes. GwE is already working closely with schools to track individual pupil performance over time which will mean that school leaders and our local authorities are well positioned to gauge where schools are progressing well or where they may need additional support.

As in previous years there has been effective dialogue with Post-16 providers to ensure that learners are provided with appropriate pathways following results.

Karen Evans, Lead Director for GwE noted:
“I would like to congratulate our young people for their hard work and success. The results reflect the commitment of our leaners.”

“I would like to thank the teachers, headteachers, governors and schools support staff for their hard work and professionalism, the learners for their efforts and the parents for their support.”

Councillor Gareth Thomas, Chair of GwE Joint Committee said:
“The pupils are to be warmly congratulated. We want to see every pupil succeeding. I would like to thank the schools for their hard work throughout the year.”

“I would like to wish all the very best to our young people as they make their choices for the next steps in their careers.”