Students across the East Riding are celebrating exam success, as many schools have improved their A-level results, with increases in both average points score per candidate and average points score per entry up on the previous year.
As a result, many of the 1,500 young people in East Riding school sixth forms will be moving on in September to the education or employment of their choice.
The 2014 A-level results build on the success of continual improvement in A-level results over the last six years.
Early indications show that East Riding sixth forms have maintained their successful trend against the background of a national fall in the proportion of A-levels awarded top grades for the third year in a row.
The average point score per candidate has risen steadily in East Riding school sixth forms, exceeding the national average from 2009 onwards.
The national data showing the destinations of pupils from sixth forms, published recently for 2012, show that 79 per cent of East Riding sixth form students with A-levels were in further or higher education, five per cent more than the national figure.
There were also a high proportion of East Riding A-level students going onto higher education in the latest figures to be published: 63 per cent in 2012, higher than the national average for state-funded schools. The proportion of young people with A-levels going into apprenticeships is also above the national average.
Councillor Julie Abraham, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s portfolio holder for children, young people and education, said: “It is encouraging to see that is appears that students in the East Riding have done so well this year.
“With results like this they will be well prepared for whichever path they want to go down in their future careers.”
* See next week’s Driffield Times and Post and Beverley Guardian for a full run down of local results.