A-level pass rates in Lincolnshire above national average

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A-LEVEL pass rates in Lincolnshire are above the national average this year.

Provisional results from 32 of the 35 secondary schools and academies in the county show a pass rate of 98.2 per cent compared to 98 per cent across England.

In Lincolnshire, 24 per cent of entries resulted in an A or A* grade, compared to a national average of 26.5 per cent. However, nine schools in the county had a pass rate greater than the national pass rate.

Coun Patricia Bradwell (Con), executive councillor for children’s services, said: “In these days when the job market is so competitive and qualifications increasingly important, I am delighted that our students continue to perform so well. Our young people deserve this reward for their efforts – well done to them all and the schools who have helped make it happen.”

Debbie Barnes, director of children’s services, said: “These are another excellent set of results and I would like to congratulate the young people, their parents, carers and teachers for all their hard work.”