Fewer Jersey A-level students get top marks

The overall pass rate for A-levels in Jersey has fallen for the top grades in line with a drop across Britain.

Those awarded A*-A grades in Jersey fell from 35.6% to 30.7%, while across the UK they fell from 27% to 26.6%.

The overall pass rate for Jersey was 99.5%, a rise of 0.1% on the year before.

Andy Gibbs, head of careers, said: "This is another strong set of results for our young people and leaves them well placed to take their next steps."

Jersey's overall results include students who took the International Baccalaureate, whose scores have been converted into A-level points.

A total of 501 students sat 1,477 exams in 2012.

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