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Saturday 15 August 2015

Cheshire East A-Level students above national average once again!


A-Level students in Cheshire East have once again achieved impressive results which are above the national average.

The Borough’s 1,660 students received their *provisional results this morning and they have again achieved a pass rate of 99%, which is above the national average of 98% (as reported by the BBC.)

Around one in 10 students (almost 10 per cent) gained an A* compared to eight per cent nationally.

The further breakdown of grades shows that over a quarter of all students achieved grades A* to A (28 per cent) and well over half (57 per cent) achieved an A* to B grade, again both of these figures are an improvement on last year. Both of these are above the national average.

Based on average point scores per A-Level entry, the average Cheshire East student now achieves a high B grade, up from a high C grade last year. Most students will have been entered for between three and four examinations.

Councillor Rachel Bailey, Cabinet member in charge of children and families, said: “This year’s exam results are extremely impressive once again and I congratulate all the sixth formers on their achievements.

“I’m sure it has been an anxious time for students and their families as they await the result of years of hard work. May I offer my thanks to the parents, teachers, school staff and governors for all their support and encouragement over the past few years.

“I am particularly pleased to celebrate the overall increase in the average grade for all learners which reflects the drive to achieve the highest grades possible and maximise potential.

“I wish our young people all the very best for the future, whether they are continuing their studies into further or higher education or putting their first foot on the ladder in the work place.”

*Validated data for A-Level results are expected in January 2016.

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