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Small increase in A-Level pass rates but number of students gaining top grades falls

Pass rates for A-Level students have increased slightly but the percentage of students achieving A and A* grades in Wales has decreased.

The percentage of those achieving A* – E has gone up from 97.1% in 2010 to 97.2% but according to figures released by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) this morning the percentage of students gaining an A has gone from to with those achieving an A*

There’s also been an increase in the number of students sitting A-Levels in 2011 – despite their being a smaller number of people in this age group. the number of boys electing to study A-Levels was up 3.3% in Wales.

The subject with the highest percentage of A and A* passes in Wales was Mathematics with a phenomenal 43.9% of students gaining either an A or A*.  ICT/ Computing had the lowest percentage of students achieving A or A* with 11.7% getting the top grades.

French and German continue to see declining numbers of students electing to study – but there has been an increase in those choosing to study Welsh and Spanish.

We have a full breakdown of all results in the table below:

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