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More Island students get top grade

Minister says results a good indicator

The education minister has praised sixth formers as they find out their A Level results today.

Figures released by the Department of Education and Children show the level of A*-B grade passes was the highest since the current format was established.

Around 7.8% of students achieved the top grade - up marginally on last year - while just shy of 98% achieved a pass overall.

Efforts are ongoing to support students as they plan out their next move.

Graham Cregeen says the results are a good indicator of how Island schools are performing: