Excellent A level results once again for Nottingham schools24 August 2009
Students and teachers at Nottingham City secondary schools are celebrating excellent A level results once again this year.
Overall, the percentage pass rate of 97.8%, exceeds last year's figure and remains above the national average of 97.5%.
Two schools, Greenwood Dale and Trinity, have exceeded this year's national pass rate, Greenwood Dale for the fourth year running.
At Greenwood Dale in Sneinton, 99.1% of students achieved A - E grades, the schools best A-level results.
Trinity School in Aspley also achieved its best ever results, with 99.3% of grades between A and E.
At Bluecoat School, 97.3% of students achieved A - E grades, an improvement of 1.6 percentage points on last year.
The proportion of Nottingham students achieving A grades increased by almost two percentage points from 21.4% to 23.2% of entries this year.
Performance at Trinity increased to 30.1% of A grade passes, the highest the school has ever achieved, exceeding the national figures for the fourth consecutive year.
At Greenwood Dale, the numbers achieving A grades has risen to 26%, an increase of over seven percentage points and exceeds the improvement seen nationally (0.9%).
Nottingham City Council's Portfolio Holder for Children's Services, Councillor David Mellen, said: "It is really pleasing to see an overall improvement in results at A-Level which is testimony to the hard works of teachers and students. This is the first time Emmanuel School has reported A-Level results and their provision now extends the range of A-Level opportunities available to the city.
"Results like these at 18 provide youngsters with the best prospects of future careers in these difficult times."