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Record A-level pass rate for Island students

Students at the Island's five secondary schools have achieved a record pass rate at A-level once again.

The results are again among the best ever with a 98.2 per cent pass rate.

Schools on the Island have also got off to an impressive start with the new A star grade with almost five per cent of entries successful in achieving the grade. One student achieved five A star passes.

367 year 13 students were entered for over 1250 A levels, the second highest ever, and over 230 A-levels.

Whilst there were some problems reported with the UCAS 'track' system this morning which meant some students were unsure if they had been accepted for their university places, it's now thought the majority of students achieved the grades needed for their first or insurance choice universities.

Co-ordinating Advisor for 11-19 education on the Island, Paul Craine, says it's been another excellent year and he rejects the notion the exams are getting easier.

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