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WJEC congratulates Welsh students collecting their GCSE Mathematics' results

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Today, students from across Wales will receive their results for the reformed GCSE Mathematics - Numeracy and GCSE Mathematics qualifications.

Gareth Pierce, Chief Executive:
"Students and teachers in Wales should be extremely pleased with the successes demonstrated by the results in both these new qualifications. With the November assessment series opportunity occurring just two months into the school year, there is of course plenty of time remaining within Year 11 for those candidates who wish to aim for improvement on the grade achieved on this occasion." 

Qualifications
Introduced for first teaching from September 2015, the GCSE in Mathematics – Numeracy assesses the mathematics that pupils will need in their everyday lives, in the world of work, and in other general curriculum areas, whilst GCSE Mathematics extends to aspects of mathematics needed for progression to scientific, technical or further mathematical study.

Support
WJEC has worked in collaboration with teachers and key stakeholders to support centres in the introduction of these new qualifications. We participated in a 'GCSE Mathematics Working Group' with Welsh Government, Qualifications Wales and Consortia from across Wales to provide centres with practical advice in the introduction of these new qualifications.

Since 2014 we have run 14 CPD courses across Wales, which were attended by over 400 teachers.

In addition to face-to-face training, our Digital Resources Team has produced over 200 free digital resources. These resources have been designed specifically for these qualifications to be used as teaching and revision aids, within and outside of the classroom.

Centres can also download our 'Examiners' Reports' which provide detailed commentary for each examination question. We encourage centres to review these reports, and reflect on their own results, especially when considering entries for the summer examinations. Centres can also request digital or physical copies of pupils' scripts that will allow them to review pupils' performance and inform future teaching practice.

We will also be running 'Assessment Review' CPDs in February and March which will provide teachers with additional guidance based on candidates' performance in the November examinations. Teachers can book their place today www.wjec.co.uk/training

Centre Support
If a centre requires clarification or has a question regarding examination results, please contact our dedicated GCSE team on 029 2026 5082/5154/5420 or email gcse@wjec.co.uk.

For further information
Jonathan Thomas
PR Manager
jonathan.thomas@wjec.co.uk
029 2026 5102