The Island’s A-level, technical and vocational results have improved compared to last year, according to the provisional figures released by the Isle of Wight Council.
As reported by Isle of Wight Radio, post-16 students from across the Island received their final results in A-levels and advanced technical and applied qualifications today (Thursday).
The council says the average A-level grade has improved to a C from a C- last year.
The average points score derived from the grades students have achieved has also increased significantly from 25.7 to 29.3.
Advanced tech-level and applied general qualifications have also both improved by a full half-grade, according to the local authority.
Provisional results show the vocational, technical and apprenticeship outcomes also improved on the Island.
Cabinet member for children’s services, Councillor Paul Brading, described the news as “excellent”:
“I would like to offer my congratulations to all our students, teachers and other educational professionals for their hard work and dedication.”
A-levels are only one pathway to employment and many students take vocational and technical qualifications.
Councillor Brading said:
“These results are a really good step forward and reflect our commitment and determination in partnership with Hampshire County Council to ensuring our young people have the best possible opportunities for the future.”
At this stage the council only has headline results as reported by Island schools and the Isle of Wight College.
A detailed breakdown of the results will not be available and published until later in the autumn term.
The 2019 national average will not be available for several months.
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Any students requiring advice are encouraged to contact the Island Futures team, which offers independent and impartial support to all young people during the exam results period.
Island Futures supports young people and post-16 providers in continuing to offer a wide range of education and training opportunities and can be contacted on (01983) 823888.
The council, working in partnership with Hampshire County Council, is responsible for the outcomes achieved by young people to the age of 18 (age 25 for young people with learning disabilities).