'Strong' performance praised as Rotherham's A-level pass rate announced
“STRONG” results were praised as Rotherham’s A-level students achieved a pass rate of 96.4 per cent.
The figure was slightly down on the 97.7 per cent from last year for the 2,500 youngsters who picked up their grades yesterday (Thursday).
Grading was brought in line with pre-pandemic levels this summer.
The figure for A* to Cs this summer is 68.8 per cent, down from the comparable 2019 percentage of 71.2.
Cllr Victoria Cusworth, Rotherham Council’s cabinet member for children and young people, said: “It is very positive to see that a number of young people across Rotherham have achieved strong A-level results in Rotherham and it is great to see so many young people with a lot to celebrate their hard work and fantastic achievements.
“Following the challenges of the global pandemic, this group of young people have had a very different educational journey to get to today and this should be recognised against the achievements we see.
“No matter what their individual results, every young person, teacher, parent and carer should feel extremely proud of what they have achieved today.
“I wish all pupils well in the next stage in their lives and careers, whether this is to go into the world of work or onto higher education and a thank you to all across our schools for the support for our young people.”
Wales High School headteacher Pepe Di’Iasio added: “After what has been such a challenging time to study and sit exams it is great to see so many of our students accepting offers at their chosen university and moving on to apprenticeships in those areas that they have a passion and flair in.
“As always, it has been a privilege to see students being rewarded for their hard work and determination and we are excited to hear of their travels and further successes in the future.”
Additional support, advice and guidance is available to young people still considering their future options on the Rotherham Council website.