More than 2,000 students had a very nervous start to the day picking up their A Level results this morning (Thursday, August 18).
There will have been contrasting emotions for the 17 and 18-year-olds opening up their all-important envelopes to get their grades.
Cheshire West and Chester Council has praised the efforts of the borough’s students and staff.
An overall pass rate of 97% came in just below the national average of 98%. At 7% the number of Cheshire West A* grades was also slightly down on the UK average of 8%.
CWaC cabinet member for children and families Nicole Meardon said: “We applaud the well-deserved achievements of students and the hard working teaching staff who have supported them throughout their learning.
“As always, the results from schools across Cheshire West and Chester have not disappointed.
“We are very proud of all our students and hope that these results will open many doors and stand them in good stead for the future.
“We do recognise, however, that this may not be a time of celebration for everyone.
“We are here to offer support and guidance for those students whose results may not be all they had hoped for.”