Overall A-Level pass rates increase

Students across Manchester are celebrating success after overall A-level pass grades saw an increase in the city this year.

More students than ever were left delighted with exceptional results in August when overall pass rates increased to 97.8 per cent from 97.2 per cent last year.

Cllr Rosa Battle, Manchester City Council’s executive member for leisure, said, “Results day is the culmination of a pupil’s education experience and the end of more than a decade of study to arrive at this point. That is a momentous achievement for any young student.

“This year’s results reflect that hard work and dedication shown by both the pupils and teachers in the city’s schools – enabling students to get great results and go on to succeed and make a contribution to their communities.”

At Parrs Wood High School in Didsbury, 72.1 per cent of pupils achieved grades A*-C – up from 71 per cent last year – with 20.7 per cent students achieving at least three A grades, and 97.5 per cent of pupils achieving an overall pass. Three pupils from the school have secured now places at Cambridge University.

Headteacher Andy Shakos said, “Our students’ success has been the result of their commitment to their studies, excellent teaching and the opportunity to develop leadership and interpersonal skills via our extensive enrichment programme.”

The highest performing pupil was Lydia Marsden who achieved 4 A*s in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics and will be studying natural sciences at Cambridge University.

At Whalley Range High School for Girls, 97.1 per cent of pupils achieved an overall pass – up from 95 per cent last year – while 11.2 per cent got A* or A grades.

At William Hulme’s Grammar School in Whalley Range, 64.2 per cent of pupils got grades A*-C, and 98.3 per cent achieved an overall pass rate – up from 96.3 per cent last year and higher than the English average of 98.1 per cent.

TNT Education

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