FOLLOWING on from last year’s record-breaking A-Level results it was always going to be tough for The Angmering School to maintain its exceptional high standards.
And with the A-levels being announced this morning (Thursday, August 14) the school has seen a marginal slip in results which is in line with a slight dip in marks nationally.
Last year, Angmering achieved a 100 per cent pass rate – for the fourth year running. However, today’s result showed it only achieved a 99 per cent pass rate – which is still above the national average.
Again, the proportion of students achieving the top marks of A* to B has also fallen slightly by four per cent, from 48 per cent last year to 44 per cent this year.
The results reflect those of other schools across the nation.
David Brixey, head teacher, said he was pleased with the school’s efforts this year and praised all the students for their hard work and drive.
He said: “Our sixth form students contribute hugely to the school. We have excellent results from students of all abilities and I am pleased that the majority are in a strong position to proceed.“
The overall A-level pass rate in the UK has fallen for the first time in more than 30 years – despite a record number of students being accepted into university.
The national average pass rate was 98 per cent – with Angmering rating just above this.
Across the country a higher proportion of students achieved the top grade of A* but the number of those achieving all other grades fell slightly – similar to Angmering’s performance.
A-level results nationally have been described as broadly ‘stable’, by exam officials.
But for the third year in a row the A* and A grades have fallen slightly, down from 26.3 per cent to 26 per cent.
There were also marginal falls in the number of entries in the A* to B grades.
But the top mark of A* has risen from 7.6 per cent to 8.2 per cent.
For the full report, plus a picture special, see next week’s Littlehampton Gazette (Thursday, August 21).