A-LEVEL results in Liverpool have improved again, according to provisional figures.
Grades from all schools show the city has matched the national pass rate at 98.1 percent – while an additional 242 young people have secured the higher grades of A* – C compared to last year. Seven schools had a 100 percent pass rate.
Of particular note is the success of ethnic minority and traveller students who study after school as part of the Communities Languages project, with 63 percent achieving A/A* grades.
Councillor Nick Small, Assistant Mayor and Cabinet member for Education, Employment and Skills said: “Our students put a great deal of passionate commitment into their A level studies and congratulations to all of them on their success.
“It’s great news for our city that more of our young people are able to go on to university and in to advanced apprenticeships. Thanks also need to go to their teachers and parents and carers for supporting and guiding them.
“It is more important than ever to get decent grades in order to secure a decent job, apprenticeship or place at university, and it is vital that every single young person gets the help, guidance and support they need to achieve their full potential.
“We are working hard with schools and employers to make sure our young people have the right qualifications to take advantage of the opportunities that exist in growing employment sectors here in Liverpool.”