MORE students than ever have picked up the top A* to C grades in Warrington in this year's A-levels.

Warrington Borough Council says the results from schools and colleges in the town are better than ever with an increase in the number picking up the top grades.

The figures show 97.7 per cent of Warrington students achieved A*to E grades in the results, published yesterday, above the national pass rate of 97.6 per cent.

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Cllr Matt Smith, cabinet member for education, said “These fantastic A-level results are great news for Warrington. They are testament to the hard work of students, supported by dedicated schools staff.

“It’s pleasing that Warrington’s overall results show an improvement against the national average again this year. While, nationally, we have seen a drop in the proportion of students achieving the top grades, in Warrington we have seen an improvement this year.

“I’d like to congratulate young people from across the borough on their outstanding academic achievements. We wish all of our students the very best of luck in achieving their future career aspirations.”

Young people who are looking for guidance in relation to their next steps, can contact the Warrington Life Service on 442211, or visit