Students across Hounslow are celebrating achieving some of the borough’s best ever A-level results.
This year’s provisional figures show that the pass rate was above the national average at 98.6%.
There were improvements across all the higher grades at A-level this year with A*-B, up 2.7% to 51.3%, and A*-C, up 1.3% to 78.6%. While 7% of this year’s students achieved the highest grade of A*, an increase of 0.8% on last year’s results.
Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services, Hounslow Council, said: “I would like to congratulate each and every one of our students for their fantastic results.
“A lot of hard work has gone into these achievements, not only from students themselves, but from the schools, teachers, parents and families who support them through what is often a stressful time.
“As a council we are committed to providing the best opportunities for the young people in our borough, which includes the high quality education available in our schools.
“I believe these results highlight the commitment, dedication and hard work by all our students in Hounslow, and shows that our excellent schools and colleges are giving our young people the best possible start in life.”
For those students having got their results, but are unsure about what to do next, the Hounslow 14-19 Connexions Team are available to provide free impartial advice and guidance on the range of options available. Students can drop in without an appointment at the times below.
The Attic – Hounslow Library
High Street, Hounslow
Opening times in August and September
Monday*/Wednesday/Thursday each week
1.30pm – 5pm
*Closed on Monday 29th August (Bank Holiday)
Open on Tuesday 30th August instead
For more information, visit http://www.hounslow.gov.uk/connexions
or call 020 8583 5151
Young people looking to get on the first rungs of the ladder into employment might like to consider applying to Hounslow Council’s award-winning apprenticeship programme.
The council is currently recruiting apprentices to start work in September. The scheme offers 16 -24 year olds the opportunity to learn and hone skills, receive training and the opportunity to gain further qualifications while gaining on-the-job experience with placements in a range of departments including ICT and Engineering.
The deadline for applying to the programme is Sunday 21 August. Those interested should go tohttp://www.hounslow.gov.uk/index/jobs.htm