Students in Knowsley are picking up their A Level and BTEC results this morning, with a record number of passes reported.
Compared to the provisional results this time last year, there has been an increase of 3% in the number of A Level passes in the borough, bringing the provisional pass rate to 99.5%.
The provisional number of passes at grades A* - C was 60.1%, in line with a provisional figure of 61.3% last year.
Meanwhile, BTEC students at Halewood Centre for Learning and All Saints Catholic High School maintained their 100% pass rate. And the number of BTEC students at All Saints achieving a Distinction or ‘Star graded’ Distinction increased by 21.4% to 86.4%.
Cllr Gary See, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Children and Family Service, said: “Congratulations to all the students in Knowsley who have collected their results today.
“Within these numbers are so many individual success stories, and each and every pupil should be proud of their personal achievement.
“I wish them all the best with their next steps – whether that be further education, training or employment.”