Early indications of results across the Bath & North East Somerset area have shown a positive increase in the average grades achieved this year by A-Level students.
Bath & North East Somerset Council have congratulated students, saying their results are a ‘real credit’ to the hard work that they and their teachers have put in.
Initial analysis of the provisional and unpublished results of schools in the area suggest that the average grade achieved has moved from a C in 2017 to halfway between a C and a B grade in 2018.
The percentage of pupils achieving at least two A grades and a B grade in the subjects most favoured by universities has increased from 14.6% to 17.2%.
Cllr Paul May, Cabinet Member for Children & Young People, said: “We are seeing some strong improvements from local schools, both in the average grade achieved and in the proportion of pupils achieving the highest grades.
“We are aware of how much work teachers have put in to helping their students adjust to the new, more challenging qualifications, and we would like to thank them for their hard work to promote the success of our young people.”