Formal GCSE exams have taken place this year, with some support remaining in place, acknowledging the impact of the pandemic on learners. Support included advance information on exam content and a supportive grading approach.
During a visit to Ysgol Morgan Llwyd in Wrexham where he met students receiving their results, Jeremy Miles said:
Congratulations to everyone receiving their results today. You should all be proud to have reached this important milestone in your education.
I salute these results as our journey continues towards pre-pandemic arrangements.
It is inspiring to see what our learners have achieved. These learners have faced immense challenges impacting their learning opportunities over the past few years as they progress through secondary school and on to their GCSEs.
Don’t be too disappointed or hard on yourself if things didn’t go as planned today. Work in Wales is a great place to find out what options you have to plan your next steps, or talk to your school for advice and support.
I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to our educational staff for their hard work and dedication in helping students reach their potential.
Young people can be entitled to financial support while continuing their studies, whether starting the baccalaureate, undergoing vocational training or enrolling in an apprenticeship. Learn more.