Congratulations from Cardiff Council on A-Level results Day 2023


More than 3,000 pupils across Cardiff have received their A-Level and AS Level results today and results are above the Welsh average.

This year marks the second year that learners have undertaken summer exams marked and graded by exam boards since 2019. The WJEC has given consideration to the disruption learners have experienced when deciding grade boundaries and Qualifications Wales have confirmed a national approach to results rather than school-specific.

In Cardiff, based on the provisionalWJEC GCEresults announced today, 42.1% percent of A-level results for 2023 are graded A* to A, compared to the Wales figure of 34% percent. 

The percentage of A-level entries resulting in A* - E grades is 98.4%, compared to the Wales figure of 97.5%. 

For entries graded A* to C, the 2023 figure is 85.1%, compared the Wales-wide figure of 78.9%.

The national picture across Wales is that results fall broadly midway between those awarded in 2019 and 2022.  This means, for each subject, results at national level are higher than they were in 2019, and lower than they were in 2022 where additional measures were put in place. Results are not comparable to previous years.

Cardiff Council's Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills said: "I would like to congratulate all those pupils who have received their A-Level results today.

"In the second year that formal exams and assessments have returned, this cohort should be recognised for the way they have continued to adapt during their last few years of school education, showing resilience and determination despite the challenges and disruption they may have faced since the start of the pandemic.

"Although not directly comparable to previous years, I am pleased to see that performance across the city this year has continued to rise and thatresults are above the Welsh average for 2023.

"I would like to wish our students the best of luck as they begin a new chapter of their lives, whether they are moving onto university, employment or training."

A wealth of information on education, employment, training and other opportunities is available all in one place for young people in Cardiff considering their next steps ahead of this week's exam results day.

What's Next is an online platform for 16 to 24-year-olds that pulls together useful information all in one place that will help young people decide their next steps, making it quicker and easier to find out about available options for the future.

The platform has been launched and developed by the Cardiff Commitment - the Council initiative that brings together the public, private and third sectors in partnership, with schools and education providers, to connect children and young people to the vast range of opportunities available in education, training and the world of work. 

The site includes information on going to college, university, preparing for work, internship, traineeship and volunteering opportunities, jobs and apprenticeships and even information on starting a new business. For more information please