Cardiff schools celebrate GCSE results



Year 11 pupils are celebrating GCSE results today with over a third of grades (34.5%) awarded at A*-A.

After another challenging year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many pupils received their results virtually.

In Wales's capital there has been a 2.8 percentage point increase in A*-A grades in 2021. 77.7% of grades are A*-C and 98.3% are A*-G. These are for WJEC GCSE results.

Cardiff Council's Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sarah Merry, said: "We're thrilled to see more fantastic results this week for our incredibly hardworking pupils.GCSE results day is an important milestone in the lives of young people, marking the start of a new chapter in their lives,whether that is going on to Post 16 education, employment or traineeships.

"I believe the new skills and the resilience that our students have developed in the face of the pandemic has, and will, serve them well in whatever they choose to do next. I've been really impressed with the hard work and dedication our teachers and schools staff have displayed, developing assessments and ensuring their students were so well prepared. Our pupils have shown resilience and a dedication to their studies both when in school and when working remotely. Congratulations to everyone who has worked so hard to achieve these results."

Melanie Godfrey, Director of Education at Cardiff Council said: "These results truly reflect all the hard work and commitment shown by teachers and young people after another extremely challenging year. COVID forced teachers and students to adapt to new ways of working and learning, and these results show just how well our students coped with the challenges that COVID brought. All of these results are based on a stringent process of internal moderation, external verification and are quality assured. Our students, who have worked so hard to secure these results, can now look forward to embarking on the next stage of their lives. I wish them all the very best in whatever they choose to do."

A range of advice and help for students considering their next step is available here