Wokingham Borough’s students are celebrating their A-Level success today (18 August) after it was revealed their results were above the national average.
All borough schools achieved at least 98 per cent pass rate, and two achieved 100 per cent (Waingels College in Woodley and The Piggott CE in Wargrave).
The proportion of pupils achieving the highest (A* to A) grades (27.2 per cent) was well above the national average of 25.8 per cent. Some grades were marginally down on last year, with overall A* to C grades 79.1 per cent compared with 79.9 per cent in 2015. Despite this Wokingham Borough schools continue to perform at a very high level, and the results are well above the figures from 2014 and before.
Individual school results can be found in the A-Level results table (PDF document).
Cllr Charlotte Haitham Taylor, executive member for children’s services, said: “Congratulations to all our pupils, teachers, support staff, schools, governors, and of course parents and carers, for all your hard work and dedication in the examination process.
“There are marginal shifts in results from 2015, but the strong performance of our schools is sustained. We’re very fortunate to have such great schools and dedicated staff in our borough, working ceaselessly to do the best for our young people.
“We wish all our graduating students the very best for their future endeavours - whatever they decide to do. If your results aren’t quite what you expected, please don't be disheartened. It is far from being the end of the world. Yes, the path you are going to tread may now be slightly different, but the end destination can still be the same, or maybe even better than what you might have anticipated."
For more information about job vacancies, events and careers advice, young people can visit Elevate Wokingham at Wokingham Library or visit the Elevate website.