Peterborough’s provisional A-Level results are a fraction below the national average.
The percentage of the city’s sixth formers achieving at least two substantial A-Levels or an equivalent qualification is 89 per cent, just 0.1 per cent below the national result and 0.2 per cent below the result for the East of England.
The percentage of Peterborough’s males achieving the two substantial A-Levels is 86.8 per cent, compared to 87.9 per cent nationally and 88.3 per cent in the region.
But the percentage of the city’s females achieving two substantial A-Levels is 90.9 per cent, which is above the national result of 90.2 per cent and 90 per cent for the region.
In January, Peterborough was ranked 35th out of 151 local education authorities for its A-Level results.
And in August its pupils recorded some of its best ever A-Level scores.
Councillor John Holdich, leader of the council and cabinet member for education, skills and university, said Peterborough’s students had recorded some of the best ever results for A-Levels this year with the highest number of A* and A grades in the city’s history.