Welsh Government Dysg eNewsletter: 24 August 2017 (Special Edition)

24 August 2017 • Special Edition

Welsh education news

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Exam results 2017– “Where Now?”

Help young people take their next steps following their GCSE 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 overview

Qualifications Wales has produced an overview of this year’s GCSE results in Wales. To read this, together with an overview of last week’s A and AS results, click here.

More welsh education news

Minister highlights alternative career options as thousands collect their GCSE results

Skills and Science Minister Julie James is keen to highlight the various benefits offered by apprenticeships.

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

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. 

The Skills Show 2017 

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

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.