Another year of outstanding results for Suffolk students

Self-reported A-level figures, released on 16 August, show that Suffolk pupils have once again performed well with the number of A*-E grades awarded above the national average.

Almost 3,000 pupils were entered for A-levels in Suffolk. Although yet to be verified, the figures show that 98.1% of A-levels taken in the county have been awarded an A*- E grade, compared with 97.6% nationally.

Suffolk maintains it position, and continues to be above the national average, while the national figure reported today shows a decrease of 0.3%

Early indications also show that Suffolk’s Academic average points per entry has risen by 0.2 compared with this time last year.

Pass rates remain high across the county, with St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury St Edmunds and Sir John Leman High School in Beccles both reporting a 100% pass rate (A*- E grade achieved).

There has been a 3% increase in Suffolk students achieving the top grades of A* or A. Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge made a significant gain with 36% of its students achieving the top grades.

A level and Applied General figures are based on self-reported data from schools and academies to Suffolk County Council. The results are subject to validation by the Department for Education in the New Year.