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Rate of top A-level grades from Yorkshire students rises but overall pass rate slightly down on 2016

Students have been reacting to their A-level results today. Credit: PA

The proportion of A-Level students in Yorkshire and the Humber who achieved top grades went up this year.

New figures have revealed that 23.4 per cent of A-level students in the region received A* and A grades, which is up by 0.1 per cent compared to last year.

Nationally, 26.2 per cent of students achieved top grades, which is up by 0.4 per cent.

The A-level pass rate (A* to E grades) in Yorkshire and the Humber actually went down by 0.2 per cent to 97.9 per cent. Those figures matched the national picture exactly.

Here are the A-level (A*-E) pass rate percentages:

  • England 97.9% (down 0.2)
  • North-east England 98.2% (down 0.3)
  • North-west England 98.2% (down 0.1)
  • Yorkshire and Humber 97.9% (down 0.2)
  • West Midlands 97.4% (down 0.5)
  • East Midlands 97.7% (down 0.2)
  • Eastern England 97.9% (down 0.2)
  • South-west England 98.0% (down 0.2)
  • South-east England 98.0% (down 0.4)
  • London 97.6% (down 0.1)

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