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Wait is over for A-level results
HUNDREDS of excited students from across the borough are celebrating today after achieving top A-level results.
After months of waiting, the countdown was finally over this morning, as many students went online or into schools and colleges as early as 6am.
Nationally, the overall A* to E pass rate rose for the 30th year in a row to 98 per cent.
But the number of A* and A grades fell from 27 per cent last year to 26.6 per cent — the first time it has dropped in more than 20 years.
There were plenty of smiling faces in Bury though, with many students looking forward to going to university.
At Bury Grammar School Girls, the overall pass rate was 100 per cent and 76.7 per cent of the grades were A*, A or B.
The pass rate at Bury Grammar School Boys was 99 per cent, with 65 per cent being A*, A and B grades.
There was similar success at Bury College and Holy Cross College, where students achieved pass rates of 99 per cent.
Cllr Nick Parnell, Bury Council’s cabinet member for children and families, said: "On behalf of Bury Council, I want to pass on my congratulations and say a big well done to all of Bury's A-level students.
“For many of the students, exciting times lie ahead and we wish them well in their chosen career path, degree or training ."
For full A-level results, photographs and coverage, see next Thursday’s Bury Times .