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The average A Level grades achieved by Isle of Wight students are up on last year’s, according to provisional results.

Pupils from across the Island are now planning for the future, after picking up their post-16 results earlier today (Thursday).

Meanwhile the schools have been reporting their provisional results to the Isle of Wight Council, which says the average grade seems to have increased from a C- to a C,  which is in line with last year’s national figure.

The improvement comes against a backdrop of Island students sitting new, more rigorous A-level exams this year.

The 2018 national average will not be available for several months, and the full results will be published in the autumn term.

Cabinet Member for Children’s Services Councillor Paul Brading said:

“I would like to offer my congratulations to all our students, teachers and other educational professionals for the hard work and dedication they have shown to secure these outcomes.

“As a council we remain committed and determined to ensuring young people have the best possible opportunity on their educational journey.”

Councillor Brading added:

“We encourage any student requiring advice to contact the Island Futures team, which offers independent and impartial support to all young people during the exam results period.”

The local authority, working in partnership with Hampshire County Council, retains a responsibility for the outcomes achieved by young people to the age of 18 (age 25 for young people with learning disabilities).