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MP congratulates South Lakes students on record A-level results today

August 16, 2012 11:09 AM

Tim with Kendal college studentsSouth Lakes MP Tim Farron has offered his congratulations to the areas students on their record breaking A-level results this morning.

Thousands of teenagers in the area received their A-level exam results from 8.30am today. While the number of top grades among students across the UK went down by 0.4% from 2011, the overall pass rate rose for the 30th year in a row, with 98% of A-level entries receiving at least an E - up from 97.8% last summer.

Tim said: "This morning I congratulate our students and their families on their hard work in achieving excellent results which shows the commitment and dedication of the students in the South Lakes.

"I also congratulate the teaching and support staff for the hard work they have shown to enable our young people to achieve these fantastic results. To improve our counties results yet again this year is a fantastic achievement and my congratulations go to all involved."