Students across Sunderland are today celebrating their A-Level results.
This year’s provisional figures show that the percentage of A*-E passes in school sixth forms and at Sunderland College is 98 per cent.
The percentage of grade A*-C passes for 2015 is 73 per cent.
And one-in-five pupils received an A* or A grade.
Last year saw a 99 per cent pass rate for A*-E. The percentage of A*-C passes in 2014 was 74 per cent.
Councillor Pat Smith, Sunderland City Council Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services, said: “Students taking A-levels in Sunderland have maintained the positive performances of recent years.
“Results and good grades are being achieved, and a lot of hard work goes into all the course work and exams.
“Exam success is a team effort and we should congratulate students, everyone who teaches and works in our education sector, plus friends and family for the support they give.
“A-levels open up many doors to further educational and vocational choices. I’d like to wish all students the very best for the future as they look ahead and make more decisions about work and further studies.” The Sunderland pass rate comes from students sitting their A-levels at Sunderland College and the sixth forms of St Aidan’s and St Anthony’s in Sunderland, and St Robert’s in Washington. And Grindon Hall Christian School.