Over 3,000 students in Suffolk received their A level results yesterday (Thursday, August 15) and for the seventh year running, the proportion of students earning top grades in Suffolk has improved.
From the self reported provisional results so far sent through to the county council from schools, this would seem to be another good year for post 16 students in Suffolk.
Suffolk schools appear to have performed above the national trend with 29 per cent of students in Suffolk reported to have earned higher grades (A*-A).
Nationally, the proportion of A*-A grades is 26.3 per cent.
These results are the combination of two years of hard work and dedication for the students and their teachers.
They also reflect the tremendous support of both their school or college and their parents or carers.
Many students are waiting anxiously to see if they have got into their chosen University places and schools and sixth form colleges have worked tirelessly to help and support students across the county in the next stage of their lives.
Speaking yesterday (Thursday, August 15), Councillor Lisa Chambers, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for education, skills and young people, said: “I’d like to offer my warmest congratulations to all students, especially those that have achieved the grades they need to secure a place in higher education, training or employment.
“For students to achieve such great results is testament to their hard work and that of the staff and governing bodies that do so much for them.
“Today’s results make a fantastic contribution to our collective efforts to raise the bar on educational attainment in Suffolk.
“If we’re to do the best by Suffolk’s young people, improving attainment and employability has to be a top priority for everyone. I’m pleased that we’re making good progress towards this goal.”
For all the latest news see Thursday’s (August 22) Echo.