A-levels: Nearly 99% of Bedford Borough pupils achieve at least one pass

Ritika Roy
Ritika Roy from Bedford Modern School achieved four A*s in biology, chemistry, maths and Spanish.

Exam celebrations for students and staff took place across Bedford Borough yesterday, with provisional figures showing that nearly 99% [98.9%] of pupils achieved at least one A* to E grade.

83.8% of students achieved three or more A* to E grades at A-level; an increase from 2018.

Cllr James Valentine, Portfolio Holder for Education and Children’s Services, said, “Well done to everyone receiving their results across Bedford Borough and the very best of luck as you look ahead towards the next steps into work or onto further and higher education.

“If you didn’t get quite what you were hoping, don’t panic, there is plenty of support and advice available.

“Thanks, as well, to all the parents, carers and teachers who supported and helped our students.”

There is advice for students about their next steps available from UCAS at www.ucas.com.

There is also support available for students at the Jobs Hub, which provides advice about education and training options, help with skills, and job search assistance, and can be contacted on 01234 223510 orthe.jobshub@bedford.gov.uk.

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