13 August 2015

City celebrates A-levels success

The rate of A-level students passing with good grades in Brighton & Hove has increased for the fourth year running, with a number of schools and colleges delivering their best ever results.

Provisional results suggest that the city has outperformed the national average by almost six percentage points, with 59.2% of A-level entries achieving A*-B grades.

This figure is also nearly six percentage points above last year’ total of 53.5%.

The overall pass rate for A-levels in the city this year is 98%.

Councillor Tom Bewick, chair of Brighton & Hove City Council’s Children & Young People Committee, said: “This year’s improvements are great news for our students and their families.

“However, there’s no room for complacency. Competition for jobs and university places is intense and we need our young people to be as well prepared for these challenges as possible.

“We will be focusing on helping our schools and colleges deliver further improvements in the coming years.”