18 August 2016

Brighton & Hove celebrates post-16 education success

The overall proportion of A-level students in Brighton & Hove passing with good grades has once again exceeded the national average.

Provisional results suggest that the city overall has outperformed the national average by nearly five percentage points, with 57.6% of A-level entries achieving A*-B grades.

This figure compares with a national average of 52.8%.

The overall pass rate for A-levels in the city this year of 98.6% is also above the national average of 98.1%.

At AS Level 44.9% of entries in the city were graded A*-B, above the national average of 41.6%.

Provisional data suggests that more than 200 students in our schools have completed Level 3 qualifications, with two thirds achieving the top grades of Distinction* or Distinction.

Data from the many other providers of vocational education in the city is still being collated and will be published in due course.

Councillor Tom Bewick, chair of Brighton & Hove City Council’s Children & Young People Committee, said: “I’m very pleased that Brighton & Hove is continuing to punch above its weight nationally in post-16 education.

“In a fast-changing world it’s more important than ever that we offer the widest possible range of high quality courses – not just A Levels, but also vocational qualifications or apprenticeships.

“We will continue to work closely with our schools, colleges and training providers to bring about further improvements in future.”