Wales’ post-16 education charity offers it’s congratulations to all learners on achieving their GCSE results today and the results will allow them to progress with their education and training. Special recognition must also go to the colleges and staff committed to supporting learners fulfil their potential through resits and returning to education.
Iestyn Davies, CEO of ColegauCymru / CollegesWales of the post-16 education charity said, "Welsh Government has long recognised the importance of providing GCSE opportunities for a wide range of learners. The number of resits and results remain relatively stable, therefore GCSE learner numbers and results should be monitored in order to support Wales to achieve its ambition as a nation of lifelong learning. Today, on GCSE results day the main focus for us is on ensuring that all learners but particularly those aged 16 are empowered to take the next steps in their personal learning journey.”
The charity has previously supported the changes to GCSE’s in Wales especially in the steps taken to make them more relevant to the world of work. By keeping a recognisable and easily understood A*- G grading system learners, parents and employers will be able to acknowledge the learner outcome and support progression.
Mr Davies concluded, “Whilst many will celebrate, today, some learners will be wondering what to do next. Options are available throughout Wales’ further education college network for resits and specialised support for learners who need it. Options are also available for adult learners looking to upskill through part time learning across Wales.”
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