Average A-Level grades have improved for a second successive year in Worcestershire.
Initial data provided by 23 schools to the County Council shows that the average grade across three A-Levels was higher than on results day last year.
The county’s school sixth form A-level students averaged 31.9 points (or a high grade C) across their best 3 A levels compared to 31.5 in 2018.
11% of students gained top grades (2 As and a B or higher) in at least 2 facilitating subjects compared to just over 10% in 2018.
Facilitating subjects are those which are commonly needed for entry to leading universities (i.e. biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics further mathematics, geography, history, English literature and classical or modern languages.
Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Education and Skills – Councillor Marcus Hart said: “These results are a real reflection of the hard work of staff and students from across Worcestershire.
It’s great to see an improvement on last year’s results, and our progression in this area over the last two years gives us a real platform to build on going forward.
Receiving these results are a milestone for many young people’s lives, and there are lots of different options when it comes to making that next step in your career, and lots of support available.”
For many, now is the time for making big decisions about what is next in your career, please see below some information on what support and advice is available.
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Students are also encouraged to consider apprenticeships as a next step for progressing their career and are invited to visit Worcestershire Apprenticeships’ website at www.worcsapprenticeships.org.uk to obtain information about the exciting range of apprenticeship vacancies that are available as well as some useful case studies about past and current apprentices’ experiences.
The website also provides information about a series of roadshow events at different library locations around the county between 12th August and 6th September which will provide an opportunity for students to speak to one of the Worcestershire Apprenticeships’ advisors in person.