West Cheshire Sixth Formers celebrate A-Level success
16 August 2018Sixth formers in Cheshire West and Chester are celebrating A-level success today (Thursday 16 August).
Over 2,100 students from 14 schools, academies and colleges across Cheshire West and Chester sat the examinations.
At a time of significant change, with the majority of A-level subjects having been reformed, pupils have returned an overall pass rate of 97 percent compared with 98 percent nationally.
At the highest A* grade the results were 7 percent of all awards. The national figure is 8 percent.
And 26 percent of students gained a higher grade A* - A pass compared to 26 percent nationally.
Councillor Nicole Meardon, Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: “A-levels are a testing experience and I applaud the outstanding achievement of students. I also want to thank the hard work of teaching and other staff.
“These results will set students in good standing for their future chosen university or career path. I wish them the very best for the future.
“We do recognise, however, that this may not be a time of celebration for everyone. We are here to offer support and guidance for those students whose results may not be all they had hoped for.”