Celebrations as teens pick up A-levels results
AUGUST 17 was a special day for the thousands of students from Bishopston, Cotham and Redland receiving their A-Level grades.
The results show a strong performance from Bristol’s state and private schools, with 96 per cent of students achieving at least three A-levels with grades between A* and E in Bristol, despite the new tougher final exams.
Across the UK, the overall pass rate has fallen slightly, and the gender gap is closing as boys received a larger share of A and A* grades than girls for the first time.
However, the top A-level grades are up with the proportion of A* grades rising to its highest level (8.3 per cent) since the top grade was introduced in 2010.
Education special: Pages 17-29