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Welsh 1st and 2nd language achievement in secondary schools

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  • Release date: 12 June 2002
  • Period covered: 2000/01
A report which concentrates on the proportion of the cohort entering and achieving the expected level in Welsh, rather than pass rates of those entering.

Welsh 1st Language, in 2001

  • 12 per cent of 16 year-olds entered GCSE Welsh 1st Language. 8 per cent of 16 year-olds achieved a grade A*-C
  • there has been a steady increase in both entries and passes for Welsh 1st Language and Literature
  • there have been similar increases in English Language There has been a slight decrease in the number of entries for Welsh 1st Language A level since its peak in 1994

Welsh 2nd Language, in 2001

  • 31 per cent of 16 year-olds entered GCSE Welsh 2nd Language, compared to 25 per cent in 2000. 19 per cent of 16 year-olds achieved a grade A*-C
  • there has been an increasing trend in both entries and passes for Welsh 2nd Language, with a large increase in 2001, while the percentage achieving a grade A*-C in a foreign language has remained fairly constant
  • the number of entries in Welsh 2nd Language A level has increased most years since 1992

Contact

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E-mail: school.stats@wales.gsi.gov.uk 

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