Best ever A level results for borough
Date published: 17 August 2012
Students across Rochdale are celebrating after helping the borough achieve its best ever A level results.
Rochdale Borough gained its highest ever points per candidate of 751.2, an improvement 188.4 points on last year. This figure is crucial as it is an important part of the selection criteria used by universities in allocating places.
While the national average figure for this year is not yet available, Rochdale Borough’s total is greater than the 2011 average.
In addition, the borough’s points per entry – that measures how well a student performs in a particular subject – rose 1.7 points to 194.3.
The first intake of A Level students at the brand new Rochdale Sixth Form College achieved outstanding results which put the college in the top 5% nationally, in value added terms.
Its 402 A level students achieved a 99% pass rate across 30 subjects. At AS Level, the students’ stunning performance put them in the top 1% nationally.
Jim Taylor, Chief Executive at Rochdale Borough Council, said: “Congratulations to all the young people across the borough who have achieved such excellent A level results. The figures are a tribute to the dedication of teachers, parents and, above all, the students themselves.
“I am proud of them and I’m sure that people around the borough will be delighted to know that we have achieved our best ever A level results.
“I would like to wish our young people all the very best – whether they are planning to continue with their education or enter employment.
“There is much positive news about education in the borough – both in terms of the performance of our students and the huge investment that is taking place - and this provides great optimism for the future.”
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