THE AVERAGE A-level grade achieved by students in Liverpool has improved this year – whilst the national average has remained the same, according to provisional figures.
Last year, the city’s overall average grade was C-, and now it has risen to C, just below the national average of C+, with almost half of schools, 12 out of 26, seeing an improvement in their average grades.
Also, Liverpool has recorded a smaller drop in the number of A*-C grades earned. Nationally, this fell by 5.5 per cent, whereas in Liverpool it was 4.7 per cent.
Once again the School Improvement Liverpool Community Languages Project has particular cause for celebration. Ninety-five per cent of students, many of whom are from minority communities and study after school, gained A*-C grades, with half earning A* or A grades in Arabic, Chinese or Polish A-levels.
Councillor Barbara Murray, Cabinet member for Education, said: “Collecting your A-level results is a day that no-one forgets, therefore, everyone will be sending their very best wishes to the students who have achieved their grades today.
“If you have not got the grades you were hoping for, please don’t be disheartened. There are many alternative options available and your school or college will be able to support you through these considerations.
“Our results today show that the city is continuing to make progress, even during a period which has seen changes to how students are assessed.
“As always, I’d like to thank all our teachers and school staff for their commitment. Along with special thanks to families and carers who are a vital part of the wider school family that help our young people achieve their full potential in whichever field they choose.”