Sixth-formers celebrate exam success

Published on 14 August 2015

SIXTH-FORMERS in Leicester are celebrating their A-level results today.

A total of 265 students took their A-levels at Leicester’s four secondary school sixth forms – City of Leicester College, English Martyrs, New College and St Paul’s. This is up from 223 last year – an increase in students of nearly 20%.

Overall, at the four schools, almost 73% (72.8%) of students achieved grades A* to C. Almost 99% (98.6%) of students achieved a pass at grades A* to E.

Nationally, the overall pass rate was 98.1%.

Assistant city mayor Cllr Sarah Russell said: “I’d like to congratulate all the students getting their results today on all their hard work. I’d also like to thank teachers for the dedication they put in to help every student achieve to their full potential.

“It’s a great endorsement of our school sixth forms that more students are choosing them for their A-levels and it’s really good news that almost 99% of these students have achieved a pass.

“We know how hard schools work – together with governors, parents and of course the students themselves – and we’ll continue to work closely with our schools to help them to achieve.

“We also have support available for students who have exceeded their expectations or not done as well as they’d hoped – they can call our Connexions service on 0116 454 1770 for help and advice.”