As just over 4,800 students took exams at the county’s schools this year and initial data shows Essex is in line with the national average pass rate with 97.7 per cent of all grades awarded A* to E.
A Level results collected yesterday come as Essex continues to outperform other local authority areas both regionally and nationally in the retention of young people in post 16 education, employment and training.
Cllr Ray Gooding, Essex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, said: “We are committed to ensuring young people in Essex get the best possible education and I am delighted to hear that the county’s students have again achieved some fantastic results.
“A lot of hard work goes into studying for A-Level exams and I am pleased that effort has been rewarded.
He added “Congratulations to everyone who collected their results today and best of luck for the future, whatever that may hold.”
If any students are unsure what to do next, help finding education, employment or apprenticeship opportunities is available from Essex County Council’s Employment and Skills Team by calling 0800 707 6384.