Results on the up for sixth year running

EARLY indications are that A-level and equivalent results achieved by Derbyshire students improved for the sixth year running.

Derbyshire County Council has provisional information based on results from the 28 maintained schools and academies in Derbyshire which offer post-16 education.

Councillor Mike Longden, DCC’s Cabinet Member for Education, said: “The average points score per student is 774 – 14 points above last year – which is fantastic news.

“The achievements that have been made on an individual level – and by our schools – are very impressive.

“The overall effect is that students across Derbyshire will be in a good position to access university, apprenticeship, further and higher education and employment opportunities.

“I’d like to congratulate students, staff, governors, and parents as well as the local authority support team on this success.”

Cllr Longden said: “For any students who might not have got the results they want, whether that be for university, apprenticeships or any other training or further education route, I would remind them that it isn’t the end of the world and they can get help and advice from their school, and Connexions adviser.”

More than 2,700 students received their Level 3 (A Level and equivalent) results on Thursday.