The percentage of A-levels sat by students at Manchester schools and awarded ‘A’ grades in exam results published is higher than that nationally.
And this is the first year that the new ‘A*’ grade has been awarded, with 8.6% of pupils achieving the top grade, compared to 8% nationally.
The overall pass rate A*-E for Manchester was 99%, which is 1.4% higher than the national figure of 97.6%.
The proportion of A-Levels at grade A* and A for Manchester was 29%, which is 2% higher than the national figure of 27%.
At Parrs Wood High School in Didsbury, pupils and staff celebrated the school’s A-level results with 26% of A* and A Grades. The number of pupils achieving grades A* – C is 77% with an overall pass rate of 99%. Sixteen pupils at the school got straight A*s and As.
Deputy Headteacher Andrew Shakos, who will take over the headship of the school in September, said: “Our students have put in an incredible amount of hard work and have been dedicated and committed to their studies. We have had an exceptional year group and are very proud of their results. We believe that the majority of pupils who applied have also been accepted into their first choice of university.”
At Whalley Range High School for Girls, today’s exam results saw 41% of pupils awarded grades A*-B with 25% awarded top A* and A grades. The school’s overall pass rate (for all grades, including vocational courses) is up on last year at 99.3%.
Headteacher Patsy Kane said: “I am very proud of the pupils and pleased with the results which have improved again on last year.”
North Manchester’s King David High School’s pupils and staff celebrated a 99.5% pass rate, with 38% of pupils achieving A*s and A grades. 94% of pupils achieved A* – Cs, with six pupils going to Oxford or Cambridge universities.
Councillor Sheila Newman, executive member for children’s services at Manchester City Council said: “The A level results are fantastic for the city and show once again that Manchester schools have achieved higher grades than the national average. This highlights the dedicated, hard work put in by the pupils and staff alike and the continued quality of teaching standards.”
Source: Manchester City Council