STUDENTS in Gibraltar nervously awaited their A-level exam results on Thursday morning (August 13) alongside school students in the rest of the UK. The release of results on the Rock at 8am has ensured local students won’t be disadvantaged in the rush to claim places on university courses.
And the results have been positive, with A-level pupils at Bayside, Westside and Gibraltar College achieving a 2 per cent increase in the pass rate, which sits at 96 per cent for the class of 2015. The number of top grades A* to B awarded likewise went up by 2 per cent.
Minister for Education, Gilbert Licudi QC, welcomed the results and said: “There are many positive elements in these results. A considerable number of our students will go off to take up places at some of the top universities in the UK. Credit must be given to the students as well as to the teaching and support staff.
“It is, however, inevitable that there will be some students who are disappointed with their results. They will require help and guidance in the coming weeks as they seek to secure a university place through the clearing process. They should rest assured that all necessary help will be afforded by their teachers and by senior staff at the Department of Education.”