The letter comes days after the offi-cial launch by Education Minister Huw Lewis of Wales' new-look GCSE, A-level
and Welsh Baccalaureate qualifications.
students at Middlesbrough College celebrated a 100% pass rate in 17 subjects including Maths, Further Maths, English Literature and English Language.
Abbey College offers a highly-successful oneyear GCSE programme, two year A-level
courses and a one-year A-level
programme for students who wish to complete their studies in one year.
On top of their A-level
studies, sixth formers have also been undertaking independent and rigorous university-style research.
The 18 year-old, who moved to Liverpool11 years ago speaks Russian at home in Walton and needed to pass the subject in A-level
in order to take a Russian and Management degree at the University of Leeds.
Mr Gove has also suggested universities should be more involved in designing A-level
the average points score per student has dropped by 26, which Coventry City Council bosses say is because more pupils are taking A-levels
and equivalent vocational courses and the extra ones were never on course for such high grades as the others.
A spokeswoman for the careers service Connexions office in Huddersfield said A-level
students who narrowly missed their grades might still be accepted by their university or college.
Of these inquiries, 18% of GCSE grades (15,825 in total) were altered, along with 10% of A-level
grades (5,705 in total).
pass rate has been improving for 26 years in a row with a further rise expected this year to more than 97 per cent of entries.
Jack said: "I enjoy doing maths and wanted to take my A-level
It takes a hell of a lot of work to get through an A-level
and with the AS-levels there is a lot of extra pressure on students.