FLINTSHIRE and Wrexham councils have praised students across both counties upon receiving their A Level results on Thursday.

Students at school based sixth forms in Flintshire are celebrating great results, with 98.5% of entries received pass grades A*-E, in line with the Flintshire 2018 figure of 98.8% at this same stage.

The proportion of grades in the A* to C range is 76.2% in 2019 compared to 76.5% of entries achieving these grades in Flintshire in 2018.

25.9% of Flintshire WJEC entries resulted in A* and A grades compared to 21.2% in 2018. This significant increase reflects the hard work being undertaken in Flintshire schools to stretch their most able students to reach their potential.

The majority of Flintshire entries at Advanced level are with the Welsh Board with results from other boards received later in the day.

Councillor Ian Roberts, council leader and cabinet member for education, said:"The Council warmly congratulates all the A level students in Flintshire on their hard work and success in their examinations taken with the WJEC. We look forward to seeing the outcomes of examinations taken with other Boards later in the day.

“As we celebrate these results, it is important to recognise the commitment and support of the teachers in our schools who have worked hard to prepare their students for these exams and also the support given by the young people’s parents and carers over many years. I am particularly pleased with the positive increase again this year in the number of awards at A* and A grades.

Wrexham Council has congratulated all learners on their achievements in this years A and AS examinations.

Cllr Phil Wynn, lead member for education, said: “I would like to congratulate our learners for their dedication and perseverance. I would also like to thank the teachers for their hard work during the year, and for preparing learners so thoroughly for the examinations.”

“I would like to wish our young people all the very best, as they take the next steps in their careers.”