TOP A-level marks will be celebrated in Sheffield today - as schools and colleges report an increased pass rate at the highest grades.
Early indications showed results were on the up at some city providers, which opened from 7am to give students their news.
High Storrs School in Bents Green said its A* to B pass rate was 57 per cent - and a rise of more than 10 per cent on last year. The school said staff and students were ‘delighted’.
All Saints RC High, Granville Road, reported an increase of seven percentage points at those grades to 47 per cent.
Carolyn Siddall, deputy headteacher, said it was ‘an excellent year of results’.
She said: “A number of exceptional individuals gained five or more A* and A grades.”
Notre Dame Catholic High in Ranmoor has seen a rise to 55 per cent in marks at A* to B, from 50 per cent last year.
Headteacher Jane Willis said: “Students have to work very hard for these achievements and can rightly be very proud of themselves.”
‘Best-ever’ results were being celebrated at King Edward VII School in Broomhill, which has seen an increase in the A* to B pass rate of 57 per cent, up from 54 per cent last year.
Six students have all A* grades and 22 youngsters achieved all A or A* marks.
The Sheffield College - the city’s biggest A-level provider – also said it had ‘record’ results, with an overall pass rate at all grades of 97.4 per cent.
Meadowhead School - which is running its first A-levels in a partnership with The Sheffield College – said there was a 99.3 per cent pass rate at grades A to E overall.
Several subjects, including languages, had a 100 per cent pass rate, with some students achieving several As.
Cath James, headteacher, said: “This is our first time doing A-levels and we’re absolutely thrilled to bits.”
Tapton School, Crosspool, had an A* to B pass rate of 56 per cent, about the same as last year.
David Bowes, headteacher, said: “We’re delighted with the results, there have also been some outstanding individual performances.
“Four students achieved four A* grades and, in total, 24 youngsters achieved only A*s or As.”
Longley Park Sixth Form, Firth Park, said 36 per cent of students achieved the highest three grades, the same as last year.
Mo Nisbet, principal, said: “I am extremely proud of the work that has gone on in college to secure such fantastic grades.
“These results are a culmination of years of hard work.”
Silverdale School had a projected A* and A pass rate of 33 per cent.
In the independent sector, Sheffield High School said 78 per cent of all subjects were passed at A* to B.