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Guernsey achieves near perfect pass rate

Guernsey achieves near perfect pass rate

Thursday 13 August 2020

Guernsey achieves near perfect pass rate

Level 3 students across the island have weathered the Covid storm - which led to the cancellation of summer exams - by accomplishing a near perfect pass rate and a number of exceptionally high grades.

The overall A* - E and equivalent pass rate for the Bailiwick is 99.8%, with 30.9% of A Level and IB certificate entries receiving A*/A or equivalent. In England, the A Level A*-E pass rate for 2020 is 98.3%, while the proportion of A*-As is 27.9%.

Grammar School & Sixth Form students achieved a 99.5% pass rate for A-Levels and 100% for the IB. A quarter of grades were at A*/A (or equivalent), over a half were A*-B and over 80% of grades were in the A*-C range.

Similarly, the year saw excellent results across the board for Level 3 students at the Guernsey College of Further Education. The overall provisional pass rate is 94% for full-time students and over half achieved Distinction* or Distinction grades. 

Meanwhile, private colleges also reached heady heights. 

Of the grades awarded to Ladies' College students, 44.2% were A*/A, 76.9% were A*/A/B, 94.9% were A* to C and there was a 100% pass rate, as in previous years. 


Pictured: 21 out of the 47 Ladies' College students achieved at least ABB and six scored straight A* and A grades. 

"All of our students should be proud of their achievements today and, although today is about A-Level grades, we know that our students are so much more than examination results," said the college in a statement. "They are engaging, engaged, and have a strong sense of responsibility for themselves and towards others."

Elizabeth College also recorded a 100% pass rate. Over 20% of results were graded A*, 37.6% A*/A and 82.8% at A*/C. Two students achieved 4 A*s at A level and two achieved 3 A*s. Four students have secured grades which enable them to take up their places at Oxford University.

"This has been an unprecedented year and the circumstances surrounding the award of grades by the exam boards are both unusual and complex," said Principal Jenny Palmer.

"Our students have demonstrated resilience and determination in facing these additional challenges and I am very proud of everything they have achieved over their time at Elizabeth College and in particular the contribution they have made during their time as members of the Sixth Form.”


Pictured: Grammar School & Sixth Form students Reece Kilminster, Lili Bellinger and Ivy Botzenhardt celebrating their results this morning. 

Education, Sport & Culture Committee President Matt Fallaize congratulated all the youngsters on their performance.

"They have achieved another set of highly encouraging results, a due reward for all of their hard work, and their resilience throughout the last six months," he said. "The importance of the work done by teachers, lecturers and support staff to support the students through their two years of A-Level, IB, vocational or other Level 3 study cannot be overstated, and the process has only been made more difficult by the pandemic. I am sure it is a relief for everyone involved to see they still achieved such a level of excellence."

Pictured top: The four schools and colleges whose pupils received their Level 3 results today. 

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