A-level update: More than two-thirds of students score C or above

Preliminary A-level results show that more than two-thirds of students got good grades.

This year 69 per cent of young people have achieved grades A*-C, an increase of more than three per cent from last year.

High achieving students included Tunde Sowande from Robert Clack who has been accepted at Oxford University to read History. Enrik Nako achieved 3A*s (in Maths, Further Maths and Physics) and 1A (in Chemistry) and is going to Warwick to study Physics.

Deputy headteacher, Russell Taylor, said: “These results represent our greatest ever achievement at A-level. We are very proud of all of our students. Their hard work and determination has been highly rewarded. We are also incredibly grateful to an outstanding group of staff who always go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that our students receive the very best education. I wish all of our students the very best of luck as they embark on the next stage of their lives.”

Cllr Rocky Gill, cabinet member for children and education, added: “Congratulations to students on their achievements and I wish them every success for the future.

“The results have broken previous records and illustrate how education in the borough is improving year on year, which is a fantastic achievement.”