SIXTH-FORMERS across Coventry have done the city proud again with their hard-earned A-level and vocational qualification results.
For the second year running, due to Covid-19, exams were cancelled in favour of teacher assessed grades.
Provisional results – at the time of the Observer going to press – show 99.5 per cent of entries were graded A* to E – an improvement on last year’s figure of 99.2 per cent.
In Coventry, 13 schools improved their A* grades with the citywide figure improving from 10.2 to 13.4 per cent and 35.4 per cent of entries were graded A*to A showing a significant rise from 28.9 per cent in 2020. This was faster than the national rate of increase.
Entries graded A* to B improved from 56.9 per cent last year to 62.3 per cent this time around.
Students taking the vocational equivalent to A-levels maintained the 100 per cent pass rate set by their peers in 2020 with more than 55 per cent notching up Distinction* or Distinction grades – up ten per cent on last year.
Coun Dr Kindy Sandhu, Coventry City Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills said he wanted to congratulate every single student on their individual achievements during the most challenging of circumstances.
“I wish all students the very best of luck in their chosen pathways and remind them that there is lots of help available in whatever field they choose.
“I also want to thank school staff, as well as parents and carers, who have provided the vital care and support to help young people achieve these magnificent results despite the severe disruption.”
Prospects Careers Advisers are able to help young people via phone, email or video chat.
Email www.prospectsnow.me or call 0800 7313219 free (Option 1 for Coventry).
The National Careers Service – nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/contact-us – is again delivering the Exam Results Helpline during August.
Young people or their parents can contact the helpline on 0800 100 900 to speak to a professionally qualified careers adviser if they need advice on their next steps.
Any resident looking for work, education or training opportunities can also visit the Coventry Job Shop.