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Coventry’s A-Level students celebrate success

Published Thursday, 16 August 2018

Coventry’s sixth formers are celebrating their A-Level results today with 97.4% of students achieving an A*-E grade, in line with national results.

More than half of Coventry schools either improved on last year’s results or performed as well as last year, with some schools gaining their best A-Level results ever. 

The percentage of students achieving the highest grade in their A-Levels, an A*, increased from last year at 4% to 5.3% this year, compared to a slight decline seen nationally.  This improvement comes at a time of significant change with the majority of A Levels now having been reformed with new content and structures.

The number of students achieving vocational qualifications, such as BTEC Level 3 Diplomas, has risen this year from 94% to 97%.  Students taking the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A-Levels) achieved a 100% pass rate, as did all students who took the BTEC Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to 2 A-Levels).

Councillor Kevin Maton, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “Congratulations to everyone getting their results today after two years of hard work and dedication.

“Coventry students have achieved these fantastic results at a time of significant reform to A Levels and also vocational qualifications that now include rigorous external assessment. These changes have meant that some subjects have changed considerably, so it’s great news that our students have maintained and improved on the high standards achieved in previous years.

“Results day is a significant day in the lives of many young people in Coventry and it’s important for students to consider all the pathways and opportunities open to them, whether that is university, apprenticeships or others.

“There is no single route to success, so if you are unsure of your next steps, the National Careers Service or the Council’s Job Shop in the city centre can help support and advise.”

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