A-level students in Cheshire East have once again achieved impressive results that are above the national average.
The borough’s 1,667 sixth-form students received their results today (Thursday, 15 August), achieving an overall provisional pass rate of 98 per cent, which is above the current national rate.
Councillor Craig Browne, deputy leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “This year’s results are yet again extremely impressive and I’d like to congratulate all students on their achievements.
“I am especially pleased to hear about the successes of our cared for children. Altogether, we have eight young people who have completed their post-16 studies this year and six have secured a place at university. We are so proud of them and all our students for their sustained hard work and commitment adding to the record we have in Cheshire East for excellent results year after year.
“To continue to perform above the national average is a credit to our schools and colleges and I’d like to thank parents, teachers and governors and all those who support our young people for their hard work and dedication.
“Our vision is that all children and young people leave school with the best skills and qualifications they can achieve and the life skills they need to thrive into adulthood. I wish all the young people the very best in the future, whether that is into further or higher education, apprenticeships or taking their first steps into employment.”
A further breakdown of grades shows that the proportion of students achieving grades A* to A is 24 per cent, with 78 per cent achieving an A* to C grade. Whilst the national figure for A* to C has gone down, this has increased for Cheshire East schools this year.
This is the third year of the new A-level and AS-level qualifications being taken following the phasing in of revised syllabuses.