Council education chiefs congratulate Sunderland A level students as they announce 72.4% A*-C pass rate

Council education chiefs have congratulated the hard work of students and staff in Sunderland on achieving top A level results.

By Sophie Brownson
Friday, 16 August, 2019, 10:18

On Thursday, August 15, students collected their exam results, the culmination of 1,678 individual exams taken in schools and colleges across the city.

A total of 72.4% of pupils passed at grade A* to C and 19.7% of pupils achieved A* and A grades.

Students collecting their A level result at Sunderland College.

“Special mention should also go to our teachers and support staff, who work hard to encourage students to reach their potential.”

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A Level results day at Sunderland College.

“The hard work of students, staff and parents is evident to see and should be celebrated.”

Following their success, a number of students are now set to study at some of the top universities in the country including Oxford and Cambridge.

And one top student from The Sixth Form at Southmoor Academy is due to take up a place on the University of Sunderland’s new medicine course.

Laura Giles will take up a place on the course after achieving three A*s.