Kingston’s A-level results buck national trend
With the provisional A-level results now in, Kingston Council congratulates its students, who have continued the borough’s record of exceeding national standards.
The proportion of A-level entries achieving the top A* and A grades in Kingston’s sixth forms remained high at 40 per cent, well above the national average, which stands at 26 per cent this year.
Crucially, pupils in Kingston also achieved a greater proportion of A* to B grades (65 per cent) and A* to C grades (84 per cent) than can be observed nationally, where the proportions remained at 53 per cent and 77 per cent respectively.
In line with the national average, Kingston achieved a 99 per cent pass rate, meaning almost all A-level entries were graded A* to E.
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.
Councillor Diane White, Kingston Council's portfolio holder for education, said:
“Well done and congratulations to all of our students who collected their A-level results today. 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."