A RECORD 98% of Halton pupils passed their A-levels with A-E grades this year.
And 54% of candidates gained grades in the A-C band, with 6% receiving A grades.
In 2007 the figures were 97%, 51% and 5% respectively.
Gerald Meehan, Halton Council’s strategic director for children and young people, said: “Learners in Halton’s sixth forms have achieved excellent results and this shows the hard work and dedication by students, parents and carers, headteachers, staff and school governors.
“On occasions like this it is so important that I thank all who are involved in a student’s education for their dedication and work.
“Without partnership and teamwork this outcome would not have been possible. Congratulations to all!”
Cllr Tom McInerney (children and young people) said: “I am delighted to see that the borough has made progress in A- level achievement this year.
“This now sees Halton making excellent progress across all the key stages.”
Full A-level results and pictures in Thursday’s Weekly News.