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Council congratulates students for “excellent” A-level results

Published Friday, 17th August 2018

School station in shades of blue

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is congratulating the Borough’s students for their excellent A-level results.

Figures from eight out of the borough’s ten schools indicate the number of A*/A grades and A* to E grades were both above the national average.                                                               

Around 1,000 students at Southend sixth forms took A-level exams, with indicative results back so far showing that 99.4% achieved A*- E grades, compared to a national average of 97.6%.

Of these indicative results, 11.1% of entries were A* compared to the national average of 8%. Furthermore, 35.9% of entries achieved A* or A grades, compared to national figures of 26.2%.

The figures do not include results from Belfairs Academy or Cecil Jones Academy, who had not provided their results by the time of going to press.

Cllr Helen Boyd, cabinet member for children and learning, said: “Southend students can be rightly proud of another set of excellent A-level results. Once again it appears that the borough is likely to have achieved above the national average and continue its general trend of improvement. 

“I would like to wish our young people the very best as they now prepare for the next stage in their life, be it with further education, training or in the workplace.

“For those who did not achieve the results they hoped for, I am confident that they will be supported in their search and in finding a course that is right for them.

“We are as committed as ever to providing our schools with the support needed to give pupils the best possible education and we will continue to work as hard as we can with local schools and colleges to ensure that we continue to achieve that.”