A Didsbury school is celebrating after outperforming the national average for the top A Level grades despite figures falling across the country for the first time.
At Parrs Wood High School in Didsbury, 34 per cent of results attained were either A* to A – an impressive nine per cent increase from last year’s results and nearly nine per cent above the national average.
Twenty two students achieved at least three A/As, with two pupils collecting five A/As each – and five pupils successfully gained much coveted places at Oxford and Cambridge
Whalley Range High School for Girls had an overall pass rate of 97.4 per cent and William Hulme Academy had an overall pass rate of 97.1 per cent.
Boys are finally starting to catch up with girls in achieving the very top 'A' level grades.
The proportion of A-levels scoring at least an A grade has fallen for the first time in more than 20 years, official figures showed today