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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.
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