Today, students across the county received their A-Level results. This is the first time since 2019 that externally marked A-level examinations have been sat by A-Level students.
In 2020 and 2021, grades were determined by teachers as externally marked examinations could not take place due to the disruption caused by the pandemic.
Initial data provided voluntarily by 15 out of 24 schools, to the County Council shows that the average score across their best three A-Levels was 37.1, which is equivalent to a grade B. 12% of students gained top grades (2 As and a B or higher) in at least 2 facilitating subjects.
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 Tracey Onslow said: “These results are a real reflection of the hard work of staff and students from across Worcestershire. These students and school staff have worked tirelessly through the Coronavirus pandemic, to complete their courses and take their exams. I want to thank all the teachers, and support staff for all their hard work and dedication in ensuring our students were prepared, I want to thank our students for working hard after the challenges of recent years and wish them all the very best for the future, whatever their next step may be.”
The Careers Worcestershire & Information Advice and Guidance service offers support for 16 – 24 year olds looking for education or training choices. It also offers information on next steps in sixth form and sixth form colleges in Worcestershire, as well as:
- information on Apprenticeships and support with applications
- information on finding and accessing full time courses at colleges
- information about University choices and the process for year 13s
- support to access English and maths support
Further information can be found on the Skills 4 Worcestershire website.