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Sixth form head admits A-levels are getting harder

Overall pass rate of 98.4% for Manx students

The head of sixth form at one of the Island's secondary schools believes A-levels are getting harder following a drop in the number of students getting top grades.

The pass rate at A*- B was 42% for Year 13 pupils at the Isle of Man Government's five high schools, down from 2018 when more than half received the highest grades; a similar pattern was seen in the UK.

More than 300 local students were entered for 900 full Level 3 qualification in over 50 subjects, with an overall A*-E pass rate of 98.4%.

Steven Slack from QEII says sixth formers are still achieving good grades despite the increased difficulty:

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