VALE A-LEVEL STUDENTS CONGRATULATED – BUT WALES IS STILL BOTTOM IN THE UK

Penarth's Conservative AM Andrew R T Davies has congratulated students across the Vale - but points out that overall under the Welsh Labour Government education in Wales is still lagging behind the rest of the UK

Penarth’s Conservative AM Andrew R T Davies has congratulated A Level students across the Vale of Glamorgan for “very positive results“, but points out that overall –  under the Welsh Labour Government –  A level performance  in Wales still lags behind that of the rest of the UK

Penarth’s Conservative AM, Andrew R T Davies, has injected a dose of realism into the debate over declining education standards under the Welsh Labour Government following last week’s A Level results.

The South Wales Central AM – whose constituency includes Penarth – has  sent his congratulations to pupils across the Vale of Glamorgan following last Thursday’s A-Level results in which Vale pupils again achieved exam scores above the Welsh national average. (see PDN

However, he’s  pointed out today that on the whole, Wales continues to lag behind other parts of the United Kingdom.

Penarth AM and Conservative Leader Andrew R T Davies

Penarth AM and Conservative Leader Andrew R T Davies

Davies said  “Congratulations to students across the Vale of Glamorgan for achieving these very positive results and I wish them the very best as they progress onto the next stage of their lives, be it further study and education or entering the world of work. Without doubt, these results are the fruits of years of hard work by students, ably supported by their teachers, parents, governors, and all deserve great credit and recognition for these achievements.”

However he went on to say “Sadly, on the whole, Wales is still lagging behind other areas of the UK and there is still a considerable journey to travel if we are to close this persistent performance gap.”

Davies says  “It remains a matter of concern that after 17 years of Labour governments , ‘systemic failure’ in Welsh education, and falls in international comparisons, that Wales is still at the bottom of the UK league table for A-Levels.”

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