24 August 2017
EAS South East Wales: GCSE results (Provisional on the day results)
Congratulations to learners across the South East Wales region on their hard work and achievement in this first year of the revised GCSE examination arrangements.
Our provisional regional GCSE results indicate:
The percentage of pupils gaining the Level 2 threshold is 52.1%. The Level 2 performance measure indicates the percentage of pupils who achieved at least 5 GCSEs A*- C (or equivalent), including English/ Welsh 1st language and Mathematics.
The percentage of pupils gaining at least 5 GCSEs A*/A (or equivalent) is 15.6%
(There are currently no Wales figures available for comparison for the figures above.)
The percentage of pupils gaining GCSE English Language A* - C is 61.5%. This compares to the Wales average of 64.8%.
The percentage of pupils gaining GCSE Welsh Language A* - C is 66.9%. This compares to the Wales average of 73.6%.
The percentage of pupils gaining GCSE mathematics A* - C is 56.9%. This compares to the Wales average of 60.0%.
The percentage of pupils gaining GCSE mathematics numeracy A* - C is 55.7%. This compares to the Wales average of 58.5%.
The percentage of pupils gaining GCSE science A* - C is 52.7%. This compares to the Wales average of 34.8%.
These figures are based on results reported directly from schools. These results include all pupils in the year 11 cohort, including those educated other than at school.
This year we are unable to meaningfully compare regional or local authority results to previous years as the revised examinations focus in part on different skill sets and knowledge than in previous years. Despite this the region is already working with schools to track individual pupil performance over time which will mean that school leaders and our local authorities are well positioned to gauge where schools are progressing well or where they may need additional support.
The regional trend this year has experienced increased variability in results. Communications from the examination awarding body and the regulator throughout this academic year indicated that this variability was to be expected. As in previous years we have been talking to post-16 providers to ensure that no learner is disadvantaged and that they are provided with appropriate pathways following results.