Posted on: Thursday 15 August 2019
In the national performance benchmark the level 3 threshold (a volume of qualifications at Level 3 equivalent to the volume of 2 A levels at grades A*-E) increased from 92.3% to 94.4%.
The percentage of pupils gaining A* or A grades have increased to 20.3%, up from 18.9% last year.
Cllr David Yeowell, Executive Member for Education said: ‘I would like to congratulate all learners on their exam achievements. The effort that has gone into these results should not be underestimated and I wish all our young people every success on the next step.
‘It’s pleasing that 94.4% of all our pupils achieved the national level 3 threshold and once again there have been some truly outstanding individual performances with Torfaen pupils heading off to some of the top universities in the world to continue their studies.
‘From speaking to students today, it was heart-warming to hear their enthusiasm as they prepare to start university, beginning an apprenticeship or take up opportunities in the workplace.
‘I must thank all our schools, teachers, pupils for their commitment and hard work in achieving these results and to the families who have supported their children throughout their education.
‘This is an exciting time for these young people and I wish them every success for the future. For anyone still unsure of their next steps, there is extensive advice and support within schools and an enormous range of post-16 learning opportunities across the region to suit everyone.’