County students make the grade at A-level

Niamh Mooney, Erin Quinlivan and Lucy O Brien deep in thought
Niamh Mooney, Erin Quinlivan and Lucy O Brien deep in thought
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West Sussex students look set to not only improve on last year’s A-level results but beat the national average.

West Sussex County Council said early reports, provided by school sixth forms all over the county, show young people have continued to perform well in their A2 and AS-levels.

Councillor Christine Field

Councillor Christine Field

A2 is the full A-level most students take at the age of 18 at the end of a two-year course, while AS-level is taken by most students at age 17 after one year, or as an addition to A2 at age 18.

A council spokesman said this year’s A2 grades for A*-E were above the national and an improvement on last year.

The proportion of passes at A*-B were also slightly up this year.

At AS,the percentage of passes at grades A and B showed an improvement on last year.

Good results have also been achieved by students obtaining BTEC certificates, though many other vocational qualifications will not be reported until next week.

Councillor Christine Field, acting cabinet member for education and skills, congratulated all West Sussex students studying in local authority maintained schools, academies and colleges.

She said: “I am absolutely delighted with the work ethic shown by students in order to achieve their personal goals.

“I would like to acknowledge the on-going hard work of our teachers in helping young people to achieve these goals, and the tremendous contribution of parents and carers in offering support to youngsters at what I know can be a very stressful time.”

More detailed exams results will be available later in the year once figures have been confirmed and verified.

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