Five pages of A-level pictures and reports in today’s Crawley Observer

A level results day at  St Wilfrid's, Crawley. Pic Steve Robards SR1519336 SUS-150813-131251001

A level results day at St Wilfrid's, Crawley. Pic Steve Robards SR1519336 SUS-150813-131251001

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It’s been a tough year, but students in Crawley proved their worth when it came to their A-level results.

The Crawley Observer always supports and applauds the efforts and achievements of our town’s young people – and today’s paper offers five pages of pictures and reports from A-level results day.

I am absolutely delighted with the work and effort put in by our students in order to achieve their individual goals

Jeremy Hunt, West Sussex County Council cabinet member for education and skills

You can read about the St Wilfrid’s student who thought her university acceptance text was a prank; the Ifield Community College artist who is off to Cambridge; and Holy Trinity’s deputy head girl, who is preparing to study law.

The trio embodied the hard work put in by students from across the county.

West Sussex County Council confirmed the county-wide results showed a slight increase on last year’s pass rates when it came to those who took the full two-year A2 exam – the number of students earning A* to E grades rising.

But the proportion of high achievers who took home passes at A* to B was slightly down on 2014.

When it came to the one-year AS-level courses, the passes at grades A to B and A to E were up.

Jeremy Hunt, the county council’s cabinet member for education and skills, said: “I would like to congratulate all West Sussex students, whether in local authority maintained schools, academies or colleges, on their achievements in this year’s AS and A-level examinations.

“I am absolutely delighted with the work and effort put in by our students in order to achieve their individual goals.

“I would also like to pay tribute to all our teaching staff, for their dedication and the excellent work they do with all the young people in the schools and colleges across West Sussex.”

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