August 16, 2012 5.00 pm This story is over 135 months old

Lincolnshire A-level results above national average

A-grade performance: Lincolnshire schools and academies achieved better than the national average, the county council revealed.

A-level results this year from schools and academies in Lincolnshire are above the national average, figures from Lincolnshire County Council show.

The results, which 32 out of 35 academies and secondary schools shared with the council, showed that the pass rate of students is 98.2%, 0.2% higher than the UK average of 98%.

The Priory Witham Academy in Lincoln gained 100% pass rates from its students, alongside six others in the county.

Nineteen other schools had pass rates which exceeded the national average too.

However, Lincolnshire also reflected the reduction in the number of students being awarded A or A* grades too, with 24% of students gaining the grade in comparison to the national average of 26.5%.

Last year, this figure was 24.5% for the county and 26.8% in England.

Despite this, nine schools still gained pass rates of A and A* that were higher than the average.

Councillor Mrs Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services, said: “In these days when the job market is so competitive and qualifications increasingly important, I am delighted that our students continue to perform so well.

“Our young people deserve this reward for their efforts – well done to them all and the schools who have helped make it happen.”

Debbie Barnes, Director of Children’s Services, said: “These are another excellent set of results and I would like to congratulate the young people, their parents, carers and teachers for all their hard work.

“With the Raising of the Participation Age upon us next year, our students set a shining example of just what can be achieved with dedication and perseverance.”

Source: Lincolnshire County Council