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Schools in Neath Port Talbot celebrate excellent A level results

Students and teachers at Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera–Bro Dur and St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Sixth Form Centre in Port Talbot, the two schools in Neath Port Talbot offering post-16 education, are being congratulated for their 2023 achievements.
The majority of students attend Grŵp Colegau NPTC Group of Colleges to continue their post-16 education.

The 2022/23 year 13 cohort are the first since 2018/19 to be assessed at both AS and A level by examination as schools return to normality after the considerable disruption caused by the Covid Pandemic.

The percentage of A-Level examinations passed by year 13 students at grades A-E is 97.2% with 70% of passes at the higher A-C grades and 22.3% of outcomes at the top A* and A grades. Regarding vocational courses 32% achieved distinction or distinction star grades and 74.4% achieved A-C grades in Welsh Baccalaureate with 30.1% of these achieving the highest A or A grades. These results provide students with an extremely sound basis to pursue higher education or other learning opportunities.

Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council, Cllr. Steven Hunt said: “This is another set of outstanding results for the county borough and I congratulate the students, staff and their parents for all their efforts. Again young people from Neath Port Talbot have achieved excellent examination outcomes that will allow them to continue their learning with confidence.

Congratulating students and school staff, Cllr. Nia Jenkins, Cabinet Member for Education & Early Years, added: “The sound basis for learning set at Key Stage 4 has enabled more students to continue with their education beyond 16 with purpose, ambition and success.”

NPTC Group of Colleges

Students at NPTC Group of Colleges are also celebrating after achieving top results in their A Levels and vocational qualifications.

The class of 2023 have achieved an overall pass rate of almost 99 percent. A* – B grades are on a par with last year, with well over half of students achieving those grades. Almost a third of students achieved the top A– A grades, and well over three quarters achieved A – C grades. For the students who followed the Gifted and Talented (GATE) programme it’s also good news, with 84 percent achieving A* – A grades and 100 percent A* – B grades.

Students sitting their L3 Vocational qualifications also excelled with 70 students achieving distinctions grades, and 24 students achieving the highest possible grade profile of distinction star which is the equivalent to an A* at A Level.
In addition, no fewer than 376 learners successfully achieved the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate with an outstanding pass rate of 100 percent with 58 percent achieving between an A* and C grade.

Many students have already secured places at university and others can now follow their chosen career path after securing the grades they needed to progress.