Kingston students celebrate A Level success, bucking national trend

With the final A-level results now in, Kingston students are to be congratulated on continuing the borough’s record of exceeding national standards.

In line with the national average, Kingston achieved a 99 per cent pass rate, meaning nearly all the borough’s 992 sixth form students achieved at least one A*-E grade.

Crucially, pupils in Kingston achieving three or more A*-E grades, hit 88 per cent, nearly 10 per cent above the national average (79 per cent), and a rise of four per cent on the previous year.

Bucking the national trend, the proportion of Kingston’s sixth form students achieving A* and A rose from 40 per cent last year to 43 per cent this year – whilst the national average slipped slightly to 26 per cent. Kingston’s children’s and education services are run by Achieving for Children (AfC), a social enterprise jointly established in April 2014 by Kingston and Richmond councils.

Cllr Richard Hudson, Cabinet Member with responsibility for AfC at Kingston Council, said:

“Well done and congratulations to all of our students who collected their A-level results last week. It’s great to see more and more of you achieving the higher grades. This is an exciting time for you, and Kingston has much to offer in terms of the next phase of your learning and development.

“This is a fantastic result for Kingston, and I’d like to thank all those involved, not least our teaching staff and school governors, who helped our young people to achieve their potential.”

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