A level pass rate above national average

AS Success - Rachael Sutton, Conor Elliott and Geri Goldstein at Sir William Robertson Academy. EMN-150813-161225001
AS Success - Rachael Sutton, Conor Elliott and Geri Goldstein at Sir William Robertson Academy. EMN-150813-161225001

Provisional results from 36 out of 39 sixth forms in Lincolnshire show an increase in A-level passes and an increase in higher level grades awarded.

The pass rate for A-levels in Lincolnshire schools reached 99 per cent and is 0.9 per cent above the national figure.

Fourteen schools achieved 100 per cent of pass grades, including Carre’s Grammar, Sleaford.

When the results of students undertaking programmes that are equivalent to A-levels are included, there is also an improvement of 0.9 per cent in pass grades awarded, according to education official at Lincolnshire County Council.

The percentage of entries achieving the highest grade of A* grade continues to rise and at 8.2 per cent is in line with the national figure.

Eleven Lincolnshire schools achieved a percentage of A* grades above the national average, with nine achieving over 10 per cent of the highest grade.

Coun Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services said: “I am delighted that yet again almost all students in Lincolnshire schools have passed their A-levels, and that the proportion awarded the highest grades continues to rise. Students are to be commended for the hard work they have put in to achieve these results. I’m sure they will want me to extend their thanks for the support they have received from their teachers and parents and carers.”

Debbie Barnes, Director of Children’s Services, said: “Congratulations to all the students who have worked so hard to achieve these excellent results. Studying at this level is not easy and requires determination and dedication to reach their goals. It is particularly pleasing to see the increase in the highest grades awarded, and once again shows that we have some of the best young achievers on the country.”