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Delight as County Durham A-level results improve once again

by Craig Martin on 16 August, 2019

Sixth form students have been praised after A-level results across County Durham improved yet again.

Overall attainment in the county has improved year-on-year since 2016, with many schools and colleges reporting an overall increase in both the numbers of students achieving A* to B grades and getting into their first-choice universities.

County Durham’s overall point score is now 35.4 compared to 31.9 three years ago, and the average attainment grade has increased to B-. This is higher than the national average of C+.

The proportion of students achieving grade B and above in key subjects such as maths, English and science, has also increased to 13.9 per cent, compared to 10.2 per cent in 2018. This comes despite a national fall in the number of highest-grade achievements for the first time since 2007.

Vocational results, including Applied General and Tech Level, also remain significantly above the national average, with the majority of students achieving distinctions.

Students who did not receive the grades they hoped for and those looking for careers advice can visit www.durhamworks.info where they will find information on apprenticeships, recruitment and training for 16 to 24-year-olds across the county.

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