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Manchester tops A-level national average

City also scoops more A* grades than UK average

Published on August 22nd 2010.

Manchester tops A-level national average

Manchester’s A-level students gained more ‘A’ grades than the national average.The overall pass rate A*-E for Manchester was 99 per cent, higher than the national figure of 97.6 per cent.

The city’s young adults also managed to beat the national average for the new ‘A*’ grade, managing 8.6 per cent compared to eight per cent nationally.

The proportion of grade A* and A for Manchester was 29 per cent, higher than the national figure of 27 per cent.

Parrs Wood High School in Didsbury recorded 26 per cent of A* and A grades. The number of pupils achieving grades A* - C was 77 per cent with an overall pass rate of 99 per cent.

At Whalley Range High School for Girls, exam results saw 41 per cent of pupils awarded grades A*-B with 25 per cent awarded top A* and A grades. The school's overall pass rate (for all grades, including vocational courses) was up on last year at 99.3 per cent.

North Manchester's King David High School celebrated a 99.5 per cent pass rate, with 38 per cent of pupils achieving A*s and A grades. Ninety-four per cent of pupils achieved A* - Cs, with six pupils going to Oxford or Cambridge universities.

Councillor Sheila Newman, executive member for children's services at Manchester City Council said: "The A-level results are fantastic for the city and show once again that Manchester schools have achieved higher grades than the national average. This highlights the dedicated, hard work put in by the pupils and staff alike and the continued quality of teaching standards."

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