A level results in Liverpool have improved, according to provisional figures.
Almost 60 percent of schools and academies with A level provision – 16 out of 27 – have seen an improvement in their average grade score.
The average grade achieved by students in Liverpool was a grade C – just below the national average grade of C+, while the city bucked the national average for the very top grade, with a small increase of 0.1 percent of pupils getting an A*, against a fall of 0.3 percent.
Of particular note was the School Improvement Liverpool Community Languages Project where all 27 students from ethnic minority communities who studied Arabic, Chinese and Polish got A*-C grades, and 67 percent got A* and A.
Councillor Barbara Murray, Cabinet member for Education, said: “A levels are the gold standard of the education system and achieving good grades requires dedication, hard work and commitment.
“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.
“We are absolutely committed to doing everything we can to make sure that all young people achieve their potential.
“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.
“We are determined to deliver a highly educated, highly qualified and highly skilled workforce to meet the economic needs of the city.”