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In Brief: GCSE results in Wales, 22/08/2019 [W]

The National Assembly for Wales research service blog, In Brief, has published an overview of the GSCE results for Wales.

The results came out on the 21 August 2019 and were subsequently published in summary by the Join Council for Qualifications.

The research service then analysed the results to answer some questions about the results for this year.

There was an increase of 4.5% in the number of students being entered for GCSEs after a 13% in 2018. The analysis notes that there’s difficulty comparing Wales and England’s results, due to the changes made to the way that results are graded in England.

The article also compares this year’s results with previous years’ results, noting that there was an increase in the percentage of pupils achieving A*-C between 2018 and 2019. However, the research service warns readers that direct comparisons between years whilst qualifications are being reformed should be treated cautiously.

You can read the full article on the In Brief website.