Students in Southampton receive their A-Level results

A-Levels return to pre-pandemic results this year

Group looking at A-Level results

This year’s A-Level results reflect the on-going impact of the pandemic on students, who have had their learning over the last few years severely disrupted by school and college closures and the effect of the Coronavirus on individuals. The national picture shows a downturn in grades across the country, with 2023 being the second time since 2019 that A-Level grades are being based on exams, after two years of alternative arrangements in response to COVID-19.

Just under sixty percent (59.4%) of students in Southampton have achieved A* to C grades, and over 93% achieved grades A* to E. Well done to every student who received their A-Level results today.

Cabinet Member for Children and Learning, Councillor Alex Winning said, “Well done to everyone receiving their results today. I know how stressful and challenging exams season and results day can be.

“As a city we are all so proud of you and what you have achieved. The dedication and hard work you have put in does not go unnoticed. Good luck to all of you for the whatever the future may hold, whether that be University, further training, or employment.

“Thank you to all the education staff that have supported our young people. Your resilience and determination to ensure your students achieve the best they can, is to be admired.

“If you didn’t get the results you were hoping for, please do not think that this will in any way define your future. It’s okay to not know what path you want to take yet – I left school at 16, dropped out of college a year later and didn’t really work out what I wanted to do until well into my 20s! There are support services available to help you understand your options and decide what you’d like to do next.

“Your future is your hands and I hope you are as excited by that as we as a council are.”

Students can now choose from a range of options including further education at universities in the city and beyond, to apprenticeships or full-time employment. Visit Access Southampton to find out more about the choices available.