• A-level

Liverpool enjoys A-level improvement

A-level results in Liverpool have shown an improvement, according to provisional figures.

Grades from the schools which have reported their results to Liverpool City Council so far show that 92% have seen an improvement in their average grade score.

Of particular note was the School Improvement Liverpool Community Languages Project where 31 of the 35 students from ethnic minority communities who took Arabic, Polish and Chinese achieved A*, A and B grades.

Pupils at St Francis Xavier’s College (SFX) (pictured) achieved an excellent A-level pass rate, with a third of all A-level grades securing A* – B and a 100% BTEC pass rate, with some two thirds of BTEC grades recording at distinction*/distinction.

Meanwhile Rainford High achieved a 98% A-level pass rate, with a record 45% securing A* – B and a 100% BTEC pass rate.

This makes the percentage of students achieving Level 3 qualification passes at A*-B or Distinction*-Merit the highest in the school’s history.

Councillor Nick Small, assistant mayor and cabinet member for education, says: “Although these are provisional figures we are extremely confident that we are on course to improve on previous years.

“All students who worked so hard to achieve their results deserve the highest praise, along with their teachers and parents and carers for the support they have given them.

“Many of our young people are able to go on to university or college or, if they choose, advanced apprenticeships. Anyone who hasn’t done as well as they expected should not be disheartened as there are always alternative options available.

“The results are a crucial step in creating the highly educated, highly qualified and highly skilled workforce we need in Liverpool.”

About Author: Lawrence Saunders

Lawrence is a journalist at Move Publishing. He can be contacted via email at lawrence@movepublishing.co.uk or by phone on 0151 709 3871.