Published Thursday, 16th August 2018

Council leaders in York are congratulating A level students across the city on achieving excellent results.

Provisional results for York school sixth forms and York College show that the very high standards of previous years have been maintained and indicate that A level results in the city remain consistently amongst the best in the country.

York school sixth forms - All Saints RC, Archbishop Holgate’s CE, Fulford, Huntington and Joseph Rowntree - and York College are reporting strong results including ‘best ever’ performances.  Overall results are showing increases in the number of students achieving the highest grades and the overall A*-E pass rate is above the national average.

Early results for the schools show that across the board young people will be able to get to the universities of their choice, including those applying to Oxford and Cambridge universities and medical courses. This strong position is being maintained despite the significant changes to the content and structure of A and AS level courses this year.

Councillor Keith Myers, executive member for education, children and young people said: “I’d like to congratulate all the students from our school sixth forms and York College on their outstanding A level results.
“Ensuring York maintains and further increases its skills and education standards is critical, so we can continue to give our young people the best possible opportunities and drive our economic strategy forward. I wish them all the very best on the next stage of their journeys.”

Jon Stonehouse, director of children’s services, education and skills at City of York Council, said: “I would like to congratulate all our young people on their success today. These results not only demonstrate the hard work and commitment of our students, but the support of their parents and carers, and the skill and dedication of our teachers and school staff.
“Ensuring we achieve the very best outcomes for our young people is at the heart of what we do and central to our partnership working. I would like to send my sincere best wishes to all students.”

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