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A Level results day

Thousands of students across Wales will receive their A Level results today. Last year there were over 37,150 examination entries, with 97.6% resulting in grades A* to E.

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Education minister congratulates students

Education Minister Huw Lewis AM was at St David's College in Cardiff this morning to congratulate pupils opening their results.

Learners here at St David's College, along with all others across Wales, deserve to celebrate their results today.

They have worked incredibly hard and deserve credit and praise for what they have achieved. Parents and teachers should also be recognised and applauded for the support they've offered learners along the way.

This is a good set of results. The A level pass rate in Wales remains high and we are seeing steady progress in a number of different subjects, with an increasing proportion of grades awarded at grades A* - C.

A Levels remain highly respected qualifications and it's clear, particularly in terms of the STEM subjects, that our students are now starting to think further down the line about the kind of skills and qualifications they'll need for entry into Higher Education or employment.

– Huw Lewis AM, Education Minister

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