Coventry students do city proud with exam success

Published Thursday, 13 August 2020

Coventry’s sixth-formers have done the city proud once again with A-level results showing an improvement on last year.

Provisional results show increases in the rate of A* - E grades as well as those getting A*-A and A* - B grades.

This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, examinations were cancelled, and results are derived from Centre (Teacher) Assessment Grades (CAGs) and rank orders submitted by schools and colleges.

In Coventry:

  • 97.8% of entries were graded A* - E, an improvement on last year’s figure of 97.5% and for the second consecutive year

 

  • There were impressive increases at the higher grades:

 

  •  14 schools improved their A* grades with the citywide figure improving from 4.2% to 5.8%

 

  • 19.4% of entries were graded A*-A showing a significant rise from 16.8% in 2019

 

  • Entries graded A*-B improved to 44.2% compared to 41.7% last year

 

  • Students taking vocational qualifications, equivalent to A-levels, achieved a 100% pass rate, another improvement on last year. In addition, 7.7% of students achieved Distinction* grades in these qualifications.

Cllr Kevin Maton, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “To all students receiving vocational qualifications and A Level results, these are the recognition of the hard work and commitment that you have made over many years and I offer you my congratulations.

“This year presents us with a unique set of circumstances, and we must now do all we can to help guide our young people through the important decisions they are faced with.

“The good news is that universities, colleges, training providers and many businesses that offer apprenticeships and other training are aware of the current situation.  They will be looking for young people with a commitment to developing their skills, knowledge and creativity and helping them to follow-up their ambitions.

“There will be many individuals and organisations able to support you with your school and college choices, and many more with advice on future academic, training, and career pathways.  They all understand the unprecedented situation you find yourselves in and I am sure are ready and willing to help.”

Prospects Careers Advisers are able to help young people via phone, email or video chat. Contact them online  or by Free Phone: 0800 7313219 (Option 1 for Coventry).

The National Careers Service will again be delivering the Exam Results Helpline during August this year. Young people or their parents can contact the helpline on 0800 100 900 to speak to a professionally qualified careers adviser if they need advice on their next steps.

The helpline will be open from 8am to 10pm from Thursday 13 August until Friday 28 August. After these dates, young people will be able to access ongoing support from the National Careers Service at any time by calling 0800 100 900, visiting the National Careers Service website or searching for the National Careers Service on Facebook and Twitter.

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