This year, 97.5% of A-Level entries within Southampton’s Colleges and Sixth Forms passed with an A*-E grade. The overall pass rate is similar to the national average this year.
This is the first year since the start of the pandemic that A-level students have been assessed solely on exams rather than teacher-based assessments.
Councillor Darren Paffey, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children and Learning at Southampton City Council, said: “Well done to everyone collecting their A level and BTEC results this week. You should be incredibly proud of what you have achieved throughout the difficulties and disruption to your education that you've experienced because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"As a city, Southampton is extremely proud of you and your achievements.
"Thank you to the education staff who have supported your students through a challenging few years and helped them to still achieve the best they can.
"For anyone who hasn't got the results you were expecting, or if you're not sure what your next steps are, then please know you are not alone. There are support services available to help you understand your options and decide what you’d like to do next. As well as support from teaching staff, universities and family or friends you can visit the Access Southampton and Flying Start Southampton websites for information and advice.”
The Access Southampton website has advice and guidance to support any students who may be disappointed with their results or seeking advice on their next steps.