Welcoming the overall A and AS results published today, David Evans, Wales Secretary of the National Education Union Cymru said:

“The overall outcomes for pupils in Wales who sat A level and AS subjects this year are positive and we should celebrate their achievements. We have seen an increase in the award of A* - A grades and the numbers achieving A* - E grades has also improved making these the best results in Wales since 2010.

“At AS we have stability in the results, maintaining improvements secured over recent years. All pupils receiving their grades today at whatever level should feel justifiably proud that their endeavours have paid off. They can look forward to planning the next stage of their education journey confident of the sound footing they have already achieved.

“Of course, such results could not be achieved without the effort and dedication shown by education professionals across the country. Their hard work has paid dividends despite the serious shortfall in funding experienced throughout Wales’ schools and colleges. It is only right that we recognise the teachers, lecturers, teaching assistants and support staff for the fantastic job that they do on behalf of our youngsters in very demanding situations.”

Wales’ A and AS results were published this morning at 9.30am. Further detail of specific subjects can be obtained from the WJEC.

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