Welsh Government Dysg eNewsletter: 17 August 2017 Special Edition

17 August 2017 • Special Edition

Welsh education news

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Exam results 2017– “Where Now?”

Help young people take their next steps following GCSE and A-Level exam results.  The period following exam results is a critical time. It is important to maintain a dialogue with them and their parents/guardians to help them make the right choices, whatever their results. For information on the options available visit the “Where Now?” help and advice webpages!


Exam results stress: pupils can call, chat online or text Meic for help!

Pupils stressed as they await their A-level, GCSE and other exam results can find emotional support by calling Meic.


Qualifications Wales spotlight articles

Qualifications Wales have produced a series of spotlight articles looking at the new GCSE exams for English, Welsh and Maths.

There are also articles on

  • A levels
  • the Welsh Baccalaureate
  • dispelling common exam myths
  • explaining comparable outcomes
  • setting grade boundaries, and
  • marking.

All of these spotlight articles can be found on a dedicated section of our website here

More welsh education news

Sound Advice on Student Finance Wales

Wondering what loans and grants your students might be able to get this year from Student Finance Wales? We’ve put together some short animations to provide a quick and easy explanation. Visit the YouTube channel here.


If your students have already applied for student finance but their choices of course, university or college have changed, they will need to let Student Finance Wales know. The easiest way to do this is by advising them to log into their accounts at www.studentfinancewales.co.uk

Exam results 2017: Apprenticeships

Thousands of young people across Wales will be opening those all-important envelopes this week to see their results and many may be wondering what their next steps will be. Vocational routes, like apprenticeships, can open the doors to an exciting and rewarding career. 

Skills Cymru

Free to attend, SkillsCymru are Wales’ largest careers, skills and apprenticeship events. Taking place in Llandudno and Cardiff, these highly interactive events provide young people with the opportunity to discover their potential.  Book your place now via our online form.

The Skills Show 2017 

Opportunity for student groups to get involved in the #SkillsShow2017 volunteer programme.