Students receive results from revamped A-level exams

Young people across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are receiving their A-level results for the first time since a series of exam reforms came into force.

The way results in 13 subjects are achieved has been changed, with a move away from coursework and modular exams throughout the course, making them more challenging for students.

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A-level success celebrated at Grimsby sixth form

Students and staff celebrate at Toll Bar MAT Sixth Form in Grimsby. Credit: ITV

Students from a sixth form college in Grimsby are celebrating success in their A-levels today.

Around 95 per cent of students at Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College achieved three or more A-levels at A*-E grades.

Every one of the college's 102 Year 13 students achieved two or more A-levels at A*-E.

Many of their students are going on to university, employment or apprenticeships in areas like accountancy.

Reporter Fiona Dwyer spoke to a number of Tollbar students as they opened their results this morning.


Lincolnshire students celebrate 'impressive' A-level grades

Education bosses have hailed another year of "impressive grades" for students at Skegness Grammar School.

In subject areas like physics, geography, religious studies, government and politics, art and history, every students who took A-level exams achieved an A*-C pass grade.

We are delighted for our students at Skegness Grammar School and we are incredibly proud to have been part of their journey.

– Heather Scott, principal at Skegness Grammar School

Record results for A-level students at college in York

Students from York College have been celebrating their results this morning. Credit: York College

York College students achieved an A-level pass rate of 99.7 per cent this year.

The results were well above the national average, with almost 60 per cent of grades being between A* and B.

More than 30 students gained three or more A* or A grades, seven achieved three A*s or more and a number of students were accepted into Oxbridge universities.

This academic year has seen our students and their tutors getting to grips with new specifications and linear assessments in many A-level subjects, and these record high grades show just how well they have risen to this challenge.

– Dr Alison Birkinshaw, Principal of York College


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