Scores of students across St Helens collected their A-level results this morning (Thursday).
The borough’s provisional A*-E pass rate is 97.9% - in line with the national average of 98 per cent.
Carmel College once again reported outstanding results, with an excellent performance at A* to B and A*-E where pass rates were above the national average.
Council chiefs added that it was also important to acknowledge and celebrate the achievement of students in other post-16 qualifications such as BTEC and vocational courses.
Coun Sue Murphy, St Helens Council’s cabinet member for schools and lifelong learning, said: “I am pleased that so many of our students have done so well and I wish them every success in the future.
“I am sure that the students would also wish me to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of the teaching staff in St Helens schools, colleges and training providers who work tirelessly to help all of our students achieve the best results they can.”
Director of Children and Young People’s Services, Andy Dempsey, added: “We are very proud of the achievement of all our students. Their hard work and undoubted talents, the guidance of our staff and the support of parents have all contributed to these results.
“We wish them every success as they move onto university, further study or employment next year.”