Peterborough students beat the national average for fourth year in a row

The overall A Level pass rate in Peterborough has remained above the national average for the fourth year in a row.
The overall A Level pass rate for Peterborough students this year is 98.2 per cent – with the national average pass rate at 97.6 per cent. The proportion of students who achieved higher grades has remained high, with 44.7 per cent of students in Peterborough schools achieving A*-B grades, sustaining last year’s improvement compared to 42.4 per cent in 2016.
Jonathan Lewis, Director of Education at Peterborough City Council, said: “I would like to say a big well done to all the young people who collected their exam results today. The city’s schools are once again above the national average for the number of pupils achieving A-level passes which is fantastic. “A-levels open up many doors for young people, whether they are remaining in education or training or entering the world of work. I’d like to wish all students the very best for the future as they look ahead and make more decisions about work and further studies.”
Councillor Lynne Ayres, Cabinet Member for Education at Peterborough City Council, said: “Young people will have worked extremely hard towards their A-levels or equivalent and they should be very proud of their achievements. Regardless of the grades they achieve, it’s important young people remember there is plenty of support and advice available, whether they decide to go straight in to employment or continue learning at college or university. Making decisions on what training, education and ultimately which career to pursue can be daunting for young people. Experts are on hand to provide support and impartial advice to help young people make the best decision for their future.”
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