Council leaders in York are congratulating A level students across the city who have achieved excellent results once again.

Provisional results for York schools’ sixth forms and York College show that the very high standards of previous years have been maintained, and indicate that A Level results in the city remain consistently amongst the best in the country.

York school sixth forms - All Saints RC, Archbishop Holgate's CE, Fulford, Huntington and Joseph Rowntree - and York College - are reporting strong results including ‘best ever' performances. Overall results are showing increases in the number of students achieving the highest grades, the overall A*-E pass rate is above the national average and both the proportion of students achieving A* and A grades and the overall A*-E pass rate are above the national averages reported today.

Early results for the schools show that across the board young people will be able to get to the universities of their choice, including those applying to Oxford and Cambridge universities and medical courses.

Cllr Ian Cuthbertson, Executive member for Education, Children and Young People, City of York Council, said: “I want to congratulate all the students from our school sixth forms and York College on their outstanding A level results.

“Continuing to increase the skills levels and educational attainment in the city is a key element of our economic strategy. These young people will be among our top experts, designers, engineers and leaders of the future. I wish them every success on the next stages of their learning and career journey.”

Maxine Squire, Assistant Director, Education and Skills at City of York Council, said: “These results are testament to the hard work and commitment of our young people, as well as the support of their parents and carers and the skill and dedication of the city’s school and college staff. Well done to all those involved.”

For anyone who didn't get the results they were hoping for, support is available across the city, for people who may be seeking an apprenticeship or other employment opportunity or for those wanting to move into full-time education.

Young people who are concerned that their personal circumstances may make accessing education, employment or training more difficult could also benefit from advice.

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