A-level success for city

A level results in Liverpool have bettered the national average, according to provisional figures.

Grades from the city’s schools show they improved by 0.8% to 98.8% while the national pass rate stayed the same at 98.1 per cent.

Liverpool’s A* to C rate improved by 2.3% to 73% but the A*-A rate was down by 0.1%, mirroring the national position.

Of particular note was the School Improvement Liverpool Community Languages Project where 70% of students who took Arabic, Polish and Chinese achieved A* and A grades.

Councilor Nick Small, Assistant Mayor and Cabinet member for Education, Employment and Skills said: “Although these are provisional figures it appears that we are on target to outscore the national figures.

“These are extremely encouraging results and those students who worked so hard to achieve them deserve the highest praise Thanks also need to go to their teachers and parents and carers for the support they have given them,

“The results mean many of our young people are able to go on to university or college or, if they choose, advanced apprenticeships and fulfill their potential.

“Liverpool needs a highly educated, highly qualified and highly skilled workforce and these results are a very positive step in that direction.”