Bor­ough’s stu­dents do

Middleton Guardian - - A-LEVELS - DA­MON WILKIN­SON

THE bor­ough’s stu­dents have bucked the na­tional trend with their top marks in A-Level re­sults.

A to­tal of 747 stu­dents across the bor­ough took a to­tal of 1,976 A-lev­els in 2017, with pro­vi­sional re­sults show­ing 98.3 per cent of stu­dents achieved grades A* to E, up 3.5pc on last year. Rochdale has per­formed bet­ter that the na­tional pass rate of 97.9pc, which went down 0.2pc on the pre­vi­ous year.

The per­cent­age of stu­dents gain­ing grades A* and A also went up this year, with 22.6pc achiev­ing the top two marks, an in­crease 2016.

The per­cent­age of stu­dents gain­ing three or more A-lev­els at grades A* to E in 2017 was more than two-thirds of the bor­ough’s stu­dents at 69.4pc. of 1.1pc on

Coun­cil­lor Donna Martin, port­fo­lio holder for chil­dren’s ser­vices, praised the achieve­ments of the stu­dents.

She said: “These are fan­tas­tic re­sults for our stu­dents and they should be very proud of all their hard work.

“To be buck­ing the na­tional trend is a great achieve­ment for the bor­ough so a huge thanks to the stu­dents, staff at our col­leges and sixth forms, par­ents and guardians who all work hard to sup­port stu­dents in their A-Lev­els.”

For those stu­dents whose re­sults weren’t as ex­pected there is help and op­tions.

Con­tact UCAS 03714680 468 or on visit

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