Peterborough schools again above average for A-level passes


For the fourth year running Peterborough is above the national average for the number of pupils achieving A-level passes.

With results received from all the city’s 11 secondary schools, the overall pass rate has remained above the national average at 98.2 per cent. The national average is 97.6 per cent.

Both local and national figures are a slight decline on last year’s results, reflecting changes to A-level courses and the move to exam-only tests in many subjects.

The proportion of students achieving higher grades has remained high, with 44.7 per cent of students in Peterborough schools achieving A*-B grades.

Almost 1,000 young people sat A-levels or equivalent this summer at secondary schools across Peterborough.

Of 942 students sitting A Levels, 734 of them (77.9%) achieved passes in at least three subjects.
Changes to the qualifications system means that many A-levels have been decided by final exams, with no link to coursework or AS-levels.

Jonathan Lewis, Peterborough City Council’s Director of Education, said: “I would like to say a big well done to all the young people who collected their exam results today. The city’s schools are once again above the national average for the number of pupils achieving A-level passes which is fantastic.”

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