A-LEVELS: Rotherham students celebrate record results

RECORD-breaking students notched up better A-level results than ever as the borough retained its place near the top of the national class.

Rotherham’s rise of 0.9 per cent meant an impressive 99.5 per cent pass rate — above the national average of 98.1 per cent.

Thomas Rotherham College students secured a 98 per cent this year, with 86 students achieving at least three A grade A Levels or vocational equivalents.

Maltby Academy, Swinton Community School and Dinnington Comprehensive all achieved an equivalent pass rate of a perfect 100 per cent, an increase of 1.9 per cent, 0.6 per cent and 0.8 per cent respectively from last year.

Aston Academy achieved an equivalent pass rate of 99.6 per cent, Brinsworth Comprehensive equivalent pass rate is 99.2 per cent, an increase by 0.7 per cent from last year, Wath Comprehensive, who increased by 1.4 per cent to 99.1 per cent and Wales High School has increased by 0.4 per cent to 99.8 per cent.

Deputy Leader of Rotherham Council, Cllr Gordon Watson, said: “Congratulations to our young people who received their examination results today.

“There are certainly a number of exceptional results this year and, overall, it’s been a remarkable achievement by our schools and their pupils across the board to attain these marks.

“Clearly these results are the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, outstanding teaching and students who are keen to succeed.

“Equally, A-Level results day can be difficult for those students who haven’t had the results that they hoped for.

“For those few, the good news is, our schools and colleges are well equipped to help them achieve their goals. I would urge them to talk to their teachers about how they can move their education forward as soon as possible.

“Again, my congratulations to all of our young people and their families. I’ve no doubt that there will be celebrations across Rotherham in the next few days.”

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