This morning hundredsof Herefordshire students nervously opened their A-level exam results.
The results, which are provisional at this stage and won’t be confirmed until October, indicate that many students have surpassed the performance of previous years, while a number of individual successes have been celebrated.
The provisional results returned from council maintained schools and academies show a promising picture of performance across the county. Herefordshire students have so far achieved an A-level pass rate of 98.7 per cent compared with the provisional national figure of 98.1 per cent.
Nationally the percentage of exam entries given the top grades of A / A* has fallen marginally this year to 26.3 per cent, with the county’s students so far achieving a similar result.
Kathy O'Mahony, assistant director children and young people provider services, said: “The county had a high number of students taking A-levels and their equivalents this year and I am delighted with the provisional results.”
“I congratulate the students, parents and schools for all their hard work, which has clearly paid off. I wish our students the best of luck for the future and the choices they make.”