Coventry sixth formers celebrate record exam results
Thursday 16 August 2012
Nearly 1,400 Coventry sixth form students celebrated their exam results today. Record results were achieved at A level, AS level and in vocational qualifications.
A level results continue to improve in Coventry with our students achieving the best overall pass rate since records began. Almost 98% of entries achieved an overall pass with 41% of these being at the higher grades of A* - B. Our improvement in the higher grades was better than the national trend which did not improve this year.
Our 17 year olds also received their AS results. The number of entries this year was less than last year, but pleasing pass rates were slightly improved to 85%.
A growing number of students, a 20% increase on last year, studied for vocational courses such as BTEC and OCR nationals and their results for these courses continue to improve with a pass rate of 98%
(The results are provisional at the time of going to press and are subject to confirmation in the Autumn)
Councillor David Kershaw, Cabinet Member (Education) said: "Well done to all the young people who have achieved our best ever Coventry results. Congratulations to them and their teachers, parents and carers. It is particularly pleasing to see the successes of students at the higher levels at A level and in the new vocational courses. These new courses and the A-levels are very challenging exams and once again, the young people of Coventry have risen to that challenge. I wish them every success for the future. These results have happened because of a unique partnership in Coventry between students and parents,supported by the Local Authority."