A level results in Liverpool have shown an improvement, according to provisional figures.
Grades from the schools that have reported their results to the council so far show that 92 percent 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.
Councillor Nick Small, Assistant Mayor and Cabinet member for Education, said: “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.”