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Results show gap closing on rest of UK in top grades

The proportion of students in Wales getting top grades at A-level has risen for the first time in five years, and is catching up with the rest of the UK.

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Record number receive Welsh Baccalaureate

The number of students who have received the advanced diploma in the Welsh Baccalaureate has increased again, as it is rolled out across Wales.

There has been an increase in students receiving the Welsh Baccalaureate. Credit: PA

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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