A-level success for West Berks students
In this second year of the more rigorous reformed A-levels, 78% of West Berkshire students were awarded the higher A*-C grade, an improvement on last year, and in contrast to a decrease seen across England.
Entries achieving A*-B improved by 4.52% at 53.7% above the England average of 52.7%.
Overall, the pass rate in West Berkshire is 98.43%, comparing favourably with the 97.6% average across England.
BTEC results were equally impressive, with 58.5% of the 287 entries being awarded at least one Distinction grade.
Lynne Doherty, West Berkshire's Executive Member for Education said:
"Congratulations to our students and to the schools and staff who inspired and supported them through these rigorous new exams. We wish them the best of luck in their next step forward, whether that be higher education, further studies, an apprenticeship or employment."