Examination Results Day 18 August 2022
Congratulations to all young people who collected their A level, AS level, T level and level 3 VTQs exam results yesterday
West Berkshire Council congratulates all young people who collected their A level, AS level, T level and level 3 VTQs exam results yesterday. We wish them well on their next career path steps.
This year, students returned to sitting formal summer exams and assessments following the disruption of the pandemic on the previous two years, with results for 2022 determined solely on the basis of students' work.
2022 is a transition year to reflect the pandemic recovery period and that students' education has been disrupted, therefore, results in 2022 reflect a midway point between 2021 and 2019, when exams were last sat as normal.
Indicative results this year show 80.40% of West Berkshire students achieved A*-C grades for their A levels, which is an 8.6 percentage point increase on the 2019 pre-pandemic figure. For the highest A level grades of A*-A, West Berkshire students' results increased 6.2 percentage points. For vocational students taking Certificates, Diplomas and Extended Diplomas in schools, 56% achieved Distinction or higher grades.
Dominic Boeck, West Berkshire's Executive Member for Education, Children and Young People says,
"The pressures of studying for important exams are difficult enough to cope with without the extreme measures of a pandemic. We must congratulate our young people, not only on their results, but for the incredible resilience they've shown during this extraordinarily difficult time. We wish them well as they take their next steps."
For those who are still considering their next steps, in the first instance they should contact their school or college or visit the dedicated results day section of the Berkshire Opportunities website.
They can call the Exam Results Helpline, 0800 100 900 to speak to a professional careers adviser, or visit the National Careers Service website.
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and UCAS have published a letter to students to support their understanding of how grades have been awarded this year.