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Pass rate down but more students achieving top marks

Students get their A-Level results at St Ninian's High School

The overall pass rate for this year’s A-Level students was lower than in recent years – however the number of students getting the top grades has risen.

Almost 400 students received their results today from the Island’s five secondary schools.

Provisional results show that the overall pass rate was 96.3 per cent which was down but the A* to B pass rate was the highest on record, as was the percentage of passes at grade A and above. 

The number of UCAS points per entry was also at a record level. 

The Department of Education and Children has said the vast majority of students have been placed in their firm or insurance choice universities. 

These students at St Ninian's High School got the results they wanted: 


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