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City’s sixth-form students celebrate A-level results

Published on Thursday, August 17, 2017

SIXTH-form students in city schools are celebrating their A-level results today.

A total of 246  students took their A-levels at Leicester’s four secondary school sixth forms – City of Leicester College, English Martyrs, New College and St Paul’s. 

Overall, at the four schools, 81% of students achieved grades A* to C, up from 73.4% in summer 2016.

Ninety-nine per cent of students achieved a pass at grades A to E, which is the same as last year.

Nationally, the overall pass rate is being reported as 97.9%.

The city council's assistant city mayor for children, young people and schools, Cllr Sarah Russell said: “I’d like to congratulate all of our students who are celebrating their exam results today, and to thank the teachers and parents who have supported them.

“The increase in the number of students achieving A* to C grades is very promising, and reflects the hard work put in by all concerned.I wish them all luck as they move on to the next stage of their lives.

“If any students need advice on what to do next, they can call the city council’s Connexions service where trained advisors will be able to tell them about the options available, and help them make well-informed decisions on their next steps.”

Connexions has qualified careers advisers who can provide information on university clearing processes; the availability of apprenticeships and jobs and how to apply for them; and how to create CVs.

They can be contacted between 9am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday, by calling 0116 454 1770.

The service will also be taking questions on Twitter from people receiving their A level results today @CxnsLeicester