Reading students get best A-Level results in England again

Reading students get best A-Level results in England again
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Reading students have once again achieved the best A-Level results in the country and hugely improved vocational results, according to Ofsted statistics.

While A-Level results have dipped compared to last year, Reading’s results remained top across England.

Almost 30 per cent of Reading A-Level students received three A*-As, while strong vocational results saw Reading leap 86 places up the tables.

Brighter Futures for Children’s managing director Tony Kildare said: “These results show just how hard all secondary schools and colleges are working and everyone at Brighter Futures for Children would like to congratulate staff and pupils on these great achievements.”

The children’s services company revealed in August that 98 per cent of students in Reading gained A*-E grades in 2019 compared to 94 per cent in 2018, an increase of four per cent.

The latest statistics, released on Thursday (January 23), show how well Reading has performed compared to other areas in the country.

Best in class: A-Level results

29.9 per cent of students at Reading schools received three A*-As, more than double the England average of 13 per cent.

The next highest performing authority area was Trafford with 23.3 per cent, 6.6 per cent lower than Reading.

Reading pupils also came top for students receiving three A-Levels at AAB or better, with 39.6 per cent achieving this.

Reading performed even better in 2018, with 38.6 per cent of A-Level students getting three A*-As and 48.9 per cent achieving AAB or better.

Huge leap: Vocational results

Reading students also received high scores in vocational qualifications, placing 4th nationally and 1st in the South East.

This was a dramatic improvement from last year when Reading was ranked 90th nationally.

Mr Kildare said: “I’m particularly pleased with the leap in attainment in vocational qualifications, especially as we are working hard to improve the offer for 16+ young people not in education, training and employment through our Elevate service in Reading.”

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