A level results in Liverpool have improved again, according to provisional figures.
Grades from the vast majority of schools show the city has matched the national average at 98 percent, and there is a 100 percent pass rate for vocational qualifications.
Pupils have also made improvements in closing the gap with the rest of the country when it comes to A* – C grades – with 71.6 percent of pupils getting good grades compared to 76.5 percent nationally, up 0.8 percent compared to last year.
The average number of A level points received per student is also up – from 204.3 in 2013 to 214.3 this year.
Councillor Jane Corbett, cabinet member for education, said: “Congratulations to all of our students whose work, passion and commitment to their studies has paid off following two years of really hard graft. Anyone who has done A levels knows how incredibly testing they are, and it is no mean feat to get good grades. It is also a tribute to the support they have received from brilliant teachers and supportive parents and carers.
“It is more important than ever to get decent grades in order to secure a decent job or place at university, and we are working hard with our schools to make sure that every single young person gets the help, guidance and support they need to achieve their full potential.”