15 Aug 2019

Leeds students celebrating A-level and post-16 qualifications success


Young people across Leeds are celebrating after receiving their A-level and other post-16 results.

Pupils across the city received their grades today and yesterday, and should all be extremely proud of their achievements and efforts.

Leeds City Council is still collecting results from across the city and has received some great success stories from individual schools. Provisional results indicate an improvement on last year with an increase in average points per A-Level entry, equivalent to an average of a grade C, which is in line with the 2018 national average. There was also significant success for students taking vocational qualifications, with early results indicating average points per entry equating to a merit in applied general qualifications and distinction in technical levels.

Leeds City Council executive member for learning, skills and employment Councillor Jonathan Pryor said:

“Congratulations to everyone in Leeds who has just received their A-level and other post-16 results. We are very proud of their achievements, which are a well-deserved reward for all their hard work and dedication and also reflect the quality of teaching and education on offer in schools, colleges and other learning settings across the city.

“We are firmly committed to ensuring that all young people in Leeds are given the best possible chance to fulfil their potential and leave school or college with essential skills and qualifications, which will serve them well for the future.

“There is a range of guidance and support available for young people, including those that are worried that they didn’t get the results they needed, to help them decide on their next steps whether that be continuing into higher education, starting an apprenticeship or entering the world of work.”

For those young people who are considering their future options after receiving their results, Leeds City Council is hosting a careers event on Thursday 29 August between 11am and 2pm in the event space at Leeds Kirkgate Market. The ‘Leeds Next Steps’ drop-in event will offer information and guidance for anyone aged 15-19, including details on apprenticeships, traineeships and learning opportunities available across the city. For more information visit https://www.leeds.gov.uk/leedspathways/results

Leeds City Council is also supporting the national ‘ItsYourFuture’ campaign, with information and guidance available at http://bit.ly/SummerNorth

Additionally, for those wishing to study in Leeds, we have five top world-class universities within the city. For students that have missed the grades they expected or have done better than expected, there is information about clearing options on these Leeds university websites:

University of Leeds- http://www.leeds.ac.uk/clearing

Leeds Beckett University- http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/clearing/study-in-leeds/

Leeds Arts University- https://www.leeds-art.ac.uk/courses-still-open-for-2019-entry/

Leeds Trinity University- http://www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/clearing

Leeds College of Music- https://www.lcm.ac.uk/clearing-adjustment/

For more information on clearing for university, apprenticeships and applying for jobs, visit: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/leedspathways/results.

Notes to editors:

The results figures referenced are provisional with full and validated data to follow. They are for maintained schools with sixth forms and academies but do not include colleges, who will be publishing their own results separately.

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