A-level grade achieved by students in Liverpool has improved this year – whilst
the national average has remained the same, according to provisional figures.
Last year, the
city’s overall average grade was C-, and now it has risen to C, just below the
national average of C+, with almost half of schools, 12 out of 26, seeing an
improvement in their average grades.
has recorded a smaller drop in the number of A*-C grades earned. Nationally,
this fell by 5.5 per cent, whereas in Liverpool it was 4.7 per cent.
Once again the School Improvement Liverpool Community Languages Project has particular cause for celebration. Ninety-five per cent of students, many of whom are from minority communities and study after school, gained A*-C grades, with half earning A* or A grades in Arabic, Chinese or Polish A-levels.
Barbara Murray, Cabinet member for Education, said: “Collecting your A-level results is a
day that no-one forgets, therefore, everyone will be sending their very best
wishes to the students who have achieved their grades today.
“If you have
not got the grades you were hoping for, please don’t be disheartened. There are
many alternative options available and your school or college will be able to
support you through these considerations.
today show that the city is continuing to make progress, even during a period
which has seen changes to how students are assessed.
“As always, I’d
like to thank all our teachers and school staff for their commitment. Along
with special thanks to families and carers who are a vital part of the wider
school family that help our young people achieve their full potential in
whichever field they choose.”