The number of students who have received the advanced diploma in the Welsh Baccalaureate has increased again, as it is rolled out across Wales.
It aims to give teenagers a broader education than A-level subjects, with work experience and voluntary placements.
Welsh Baccalaureate 2014 results:
- 10, 666 entered (up from 10, 362 last year)
- 9, 888 passed (up from 8, 565 last year)
- 87.1% pass rate (up from 82.7% last year)
The Welsh Bac. will play an increasing important role from September 2015, becoming the overarching framework for 14 to 19-year-olds' qualifications in Wales, under Welsh Government changes.
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