Early indications for A-level results suggest that 2019 has been another very successful year for schools in South Gloucestershire.
Improving educational standards in South Gloucestershire is the council’s number one priority. We are very pleased to see that the overall outcomes in South Gloucestershire schools and academies are suggesting a two per cent average point score improvement per A-level entry compared to 2018.
We are delighted with the overall performance and the majority of schools in the area are showing improved results on last year. All schools have highlighted some special achievements and success for individual students, with many not only progressing to their first choice university places, but also in to employment and apprenticeships.
We are particularly pleased with the high results recorded by The Castle (Thornbury), Bradley Stoke Community School and Winterbourne Academy. We are also pleased to see that a number of schools and academies are showing improved outcomes from previous years, of particular note are Digitech Studio School (Warmley) and Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy (Stoke Gifford).
Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Employment Councillor Erica Williams said: “It has been another great results day for many of our A-level students across South Gloucestershire and I it was a pleasure to be able to join some of them as they collected their results this morning and share the experience.
“Even though the overall results are still provisional at this stage, there is clearly a lot to celebrate and I would like to congratulate all of our students and wish them the very best for this important next step in their lives, whether they are going on to university, a new job, apprenticeship or a vocational qualification.
“Our thanks go out to all pupils and schools staff for their hard work and dedication to achieve these excellent results.”
We would remind students and parents that if they are still unsure about their next steps, Post 16 advice and guidance is available through their school, at College, from UCAS, via Careerpilot online or via the National Careers Service Helpline for Teenagers on 0800 100 900.