Gower AM, Rebecca Evans, has congratulated A-level students across Gower on their A level and Welsh Baccalaureate results.
Across Wales, the top A* to A grades at A-level increased this year to 27%, from 26.3% in 2018, a historic high.
The provisional results show Wales improve in ranking for all grades and to first for A*, compared to English regions and Northern Ireland.
Welsh Baccalaureate students also performed well. For the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate, equivalent in size and demand to an A level, 4.6% of students achieved an A* grade, a significant rise from 1.6% in 2017.
Rebecca Evans AM said, “These results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our young people, and the passion of our teaching staff.
“It is wonderful to see young people reaching their potential. The great results in Maths and Science are particularly notable, showing that our focus on giving young people the skills and knowledge to meet the needs of future industries is having an impact.
“For anyone who is feeling disappointed today, please remember that there is plenty of good help and advice available, and don’t forget - there is a big, exciting world of opportunity out there for you.”