SIXTH formers have been praised by Cheshire East Council who are on target for impressive A-level results.

The area’s 1,596 students received their results on Thursday, August 16.

Projections show that students have achieved a provisional pass rate of 98 per cent, which is in line with the national average, although marginally down on last year’s pass rate of 98.1 per cent.

Over a quarter of all students achieved grades A* to A (25.2 per cent) and over half (52 per cent) achieved an A* to B grade.

The provisional figures also show that Cheshire East’s sixth formers achieved an average points score of 767. This is up from 747 last year.

Clr Hilda Gaddum, cabinet member for children and family services, said: “I would like to congratulate our sixth formers on another set of extremely impressive exam results and I wish them every success in the future, whatever path they may choose.

“This is always a nervous time of year for students and their families as they await the result of years of hard work. So I would like to thank parents along with teachers, school staff and governors for their support.”