Wales’ College A-level results
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Congratulations to all further education learners on the excellent A Level, AS and Welsh Baccalaureate results today, what an achievement.
Recognition for this success must also go to the staff who have contributed significantly to Wales’ highest grades since 2009, with some colleges achieving 100% success rate.
There has been a growth in the number of learners opting for college, attracted to the variety of academic, vocational and work-based learning courses on offer (51% went to college after GCSEs in 2016 ). Colleges are fully committed to providing excellent teaching and learning supporting all learners onto higher education or into the workplace.
Iestyn Davies, CEO of ColegauCymru / CollegesWales said: "As we congratulate all those learners who have received their results and acknowledge the support of their tutors and teachers we turn our thoughts to the students who will soon be commencing their AS and A Level studies at Wales' FE Colleges in the coming weeks.
Their success and future destinations will depend on an effective funding formula to support both continued academic learning and vocational study. To achieve this, the Welsh Government will need to protect FE funding and address the anomalies in post 16 funding in line with the aspirations set out in its response to the recent review of “Towards 2030: A Framework for building a world-class post-compulsory education system for Wales (Hazelkorn Review).”