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A-level pass rate up on last year

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The island’s A-level pass rate was up on last year.

Across the Department of Education and Children’s five secondary schools the overall pass rate was 97.7 per cent – up from 97.1 per cent in 2013.

A total of 360 Year 13 students were entered for 1,150 A-levels and more than 300 AS levels in more than 40 subjects.

Some 42.3 per cent of entries achieved passes at higher grades A*-B, slightly down on last year’s figure of 43.6 per cent, but the second highest on record.

Paul Craine, co-ordinating adviser for 11-19 education, said: ‘I have been in contact with headteachers and deputy heads across the DEC’s five secondary schools throughout the day and their feedback has been very positive.

‘It seems that the vast majority of students have obtained places at their first choice, or insurance choice, university and those who had a slight shortfall should be successful in the clearing system.

‘Two of the schools remarked on the success of particular students who had arrived at the school without being able to speak English and had now secured university places.

‘Another headteacher commented on the achievement of a student who had coped with multiple operations over the sixth form and had still secured good A-level grades.’

The DEC said the island’s results were not directly comparable with results published in the UK.

 

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