Teenagers celebrating exam success in Wrexham on best behaviour
Staff reporter (Leader Live)
Friday 15 August 2014 15:40
TEENAGERS celebrating successful exam results were on their best behaviour.
Acting Sergeant Wes Williams said there was an increased police presence in the town centre on Thursday night to deal with the extra footfall.
But despite the busier than usual evening, Sgt Williams said there were no major problems.
He said: “Everything went really smoothly. There was one disturbance but that was more a case of just people being loud than anything else.
“We had slightly more officers than usual just because of the influx of people coming to the town centre for student nights.”
Thursday’s results showed an improvement in the number of higher grades awarded across the county, with 73.8 per cent at A*-C being the highest ever for Wrexham schools.
And the number of top grades awarded to hardworking pupils also increased, with 7.7 per cent achieving the A* grade – one per cent above this year’s best ever all Wales figure of 6.7 per cent.
The results saw 26.9 per cent of students achieve A* or A grades, well above the all Wales figure of 23.3 per cent.
The overall A-level pass rate of across the county 97.2 per cent compared to the all Wales figure of 97.5 per cent.
Cllr Michael Williams, Wrexham Council’s lead member for children’s services and education said: “Our young people are to be warmly congratulated for their commitment, hard work and success.
“They, along with their families and schools, can be very proud of their achievements. I am particularly pleased to see the large numbers of Wrexham students achieving the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification.”