STUDENTS at school based sixth forms in Flintshire are celebrating today as the class of 2023 receive their examination grades.
Councillor Mared Eastwood, Member for Education, Welsh Language, Culture and Leisure said: “The Council sends its very best wishes to all post 16 learners in Flintshire receiving their results today. I hope these results will enable them to move to the next step of their journey, whether in education, training or employment. I wish them every future success.”
Chief Officer, Education and Youth, Claire Homard, said: “I would like to extend my congratulations to all our post 16 learners on their results this year. Each student can be very proud of their achievements and I wish them every success in their future.
“I recognise the commitment of their families and their schools in supporting them throughout their study.
“It is important to also remind our students that results day is just one day in the bigger picture of their life. We know that for some students this can be a difficult time, with a range of emotions, and I would encourage any young person who might be struggling, to ask for support. I know that our very dedicated school staff will continue to offer support and advice to learners over the next few days and weeks in making choices about future pathways.”
Commenting on the results, Welsh Conservative Shadow Education Minister, Laura Anne Jones MS said: “Congratulations to students receiving their results today and the teachers and support staff who got them there. Students and those supporting them have faced extreme challenges over the last couple of years, including a change to the curriculum, underfunding, pressures following Covid-19, and a reduction in teachers.
“Once again, it is extremely disheartening to see that results are down on last year, with the proportion of A and A* grades falling to 34% compared to 40.9% in 2022, along with the A* – E pass rate also dropping. With Labour’s shake up in what exams will look like going forward, I feel there will be further disruption going forward for pupils.
“Ultimately, there is more to education than just exam results and Wales deserves better than the underfunding from the Labour Government that has placed our schooling system bottom of the UK league table, with Wales continuing to take a different approach to our counterparts in England. The Labour Government must do better in providing top tier education in every school in Wales.”