THERE was a feeling of barely supressed excitement as students from Bayside, Westside and the Gibraltar College eagerly awaited the release of their A level results at 8am on August 18 in order to give them plenty of time to contact their preferred university.
Overall the pass rate of A*-E grades was the same as 2015 with a highly creditable 96 per cent and records show that this figure has been fairly steady over the past few years whilst the pass rate for A*-B grades was up 3 per cent on last year.
In what is considered to be a great achievement, 15 students obtained three grade A results or better and are known as Gibraltar Scholars although this number may increase as the results are provisional because some papers may be re-marked on appeal which could see increases in some grades for some people.
The Minister for Education, the Hon Gilbert Licudi QC said “In these times of constant changes to curricula and exams, it is very encouraging indeed to see Gibraltar students continuing to perform to the very high standards that we have become accustomed to. There is, however, never any room for complacency and we will continue to work with schools and teachers to improve in any area where a weakness might be identified.”