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A-Level students celebrate top marks across the city

Students across the city have been receiving their A-Level results today. Sheffield City Council would like to praise our schools and students for their efforts and hard work.

Students at Longley Park Sixth Form College impressed with a 97 per cent pass rate, including 377 A* or A grades or equivalent.

Daniel Parry, a student at Longley Park Sixth Form College achieved a Distinction* in Performing Arts, and two Cs in English Language and English Literature.  He said: “It was a bit of a surprise. I was really worried about how I had done in my exams but I succeeded and am really happy. It means I’m going to Huddersfield uni to study creative writing in September.”

At Sheffield College they reported a 93 per cent pass rate, with 23 per cent of grades at A* to B. Abigail Carlton achieved BCC in Film studies, English Literature and English Language and is excited to take up her place at Leeds Trinity to study creative and professional writing.

Councillor Jackie Drayton, the council’s cabinet member for Children, Young People and Families said:  “I would like to congratulate students for their A-Level results after working incredibly hard in the run up to the exam period. Sheffield’s young people are really making us very proud and it is great to see so many young people celebrating. It’s an exciting but nerve-wracking time for many young people across Sheffield and I’d like to thank their parents and carers, teachers, school governors and support staff for playing such a vital role in helping them achieve their results.

“I’d like to wish all of Sheffield’s students the very best as they plan ahead for their future.”

Across the city Sheffield schools are on track for another good year with A-Level grades out today showing the city maintains its performance from 2015.

Ninety eight percent of students, reported so far, got at least one A-Level grade A*-E, 91% of students achieved two A-Levels grade A* and 77% of students across the city, achieved three A-Levels grades A*-E.  Twelve and half percent of students received AAB grades or higher.  This news comes despite worries that changes to the curriculum could affect A-Level grades.