The City of York Council has issued a statement this afternoon to say that initial results for the city indicate that attainment is likely to be well above national levels.
Early results for York school sixth forms* show that 41 per cent of students achieved three or more A*-B grades, which maintains the very high standards of previous years and is significantly higher than the 2013 national figure of 28 per cent. 97 per cent of students achieved three or more A*-E grades - an increase of two percentage points from 2013 - and the provisional results indicate that this is likely to be well above national levels.
Councillor Janet Looker, Labour's Cabinet member for Education, Children and Young People said: “I would like to congratulate all the students from our schools and York College on their A Level results. Their grades are testament to their hard work, as well as the support of their teachers, parents and carers.
“A Levels mark a real transition for many students into a new chapter of their lives, whether it be university, training or work and I would like to wish them every success in whatever they choose to do.”