PUBLISHED: 07:34 16 August 2019 | UPDATED: 08:32 16 August 2019 Amy Gibbons Anna Lewis and Nancy Canton celebrate their results Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant A vice principal has lashed out at those who claim A-levels are being "dumbed down" - as early figures suggest the pass rate in Suffolk has dropped in the past year. Brother and sister Anna and Owen Lewis were both pleased with their results Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe fresh data, based on yesterday's results, indicates Suffolk's A-level pass rate is slightly down on 2018, but many students have still achieved top grades - with three-quarters of pupils gaining A*-C.The percentage of students who passed their A-level exams this year is estimated to be down by a margin of 0.2-0.5%, based on figures available at the time of publication. Meanwhile, the proportion of pupils gaining A*-C grades has increased by roughly 0.8%.When the figures are broken down by region, east and west Suffolk are … [Read more...] about How did Suffolk fare on A-Level Results Day?
Results day 2018
Live PUBLISHED: 07:45 15 August 2019 | UPDATED: 07:58 15 August 2019 Tom Wright A-level results day at Churchill Academy in 2018. Archant This morning (Thursday) thousands of teenagers across the country will be discovering how they have fared in the A-level exams. Our live blog will run throughout the day giving readers all the latest news from schools across North Somerset and Somerset. … [Read more...] about LIVE: Students get grades on A-level results day
by Keith Bowman from interactive investor. Lloyds continues to bear down on costs to offset tough market conditions, but shares have slumped. Half-year results to 30 June 2019 Net income down 2% to £8.82 billionPre-tax profit down 7% to £2.89 billionEarnings per share down 7% to 2.7pInterim dividend up 5% to 1.12p per share Chief executive António Horta-Osório said: “The group has continued to make strong strategic progress during the first half of 2019 and delivered a good financial performance with market leading efficiency and returns. The economy has remained resilient although economic uncertainty has led to some softening in business confidence as well as in international economic indicators. In this environment our strategy continues to be the right one and we are well placed to support our customers and continue to help Britain prosper.” ii round-up: Lloyds Banking Group (LSE:LLOY) is home to household brand names including … [Read more...] about ii view: Lloyds Bank friendless on results day
PUBLISHED: 12:01 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:02 16 August 2018 Alex Shaw Elutec pupil Daniel Antoine-Donatein (right) is set to study at Oxford University. Picture: Alex Shaw Alex Shaw The head of a Dagenham technical college has praised her pupils’ “terrific” A-level and Btec results. Elutec principal Kim Donovan-Maddix said more than a quarter (28.5 per cent) of A-level grades at the Yew Tree Avenue school were A* or A.“Last year it was zero per cent,” she added.All students, said Ms Donovan-Maddix, passed their exams, with nearly two fifths (38pc) achieving A* to B grades.Top performers include Daniel Antoine-Donatein, who is set to study materials science at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University.The 18-year-old said he was “feeling good” with his two A*s and an A in physics, maths and chemistry, respectively.“I thought I was going to get an A* in chemistry and As for the rest, but ended up with the … [Read more...] about A-level Results Day 2018: It’s Oxford for Daniel with Elutec head ‘delighted’ with rising grades
The budget Vietnamese carrier Vietjet has had all of its operations closely supervised by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) following Tuesday’s incidents where a Vietjet flight landed on a wrong runway after another flight of the airline had had to make an emergency landing. The decision on the supervision, applicable to Vietjet’s operations at four airports including Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City, Noi Bai in Hanoi, Da Nang in the eponymous city, and Cam Ranh in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, was made by CAAV director Dinh Viet Thang on the same day. Thang had to fly to Cam Ranh International Airport right on Tuesday afternoon to monitor the investigation into the incident where the Ho Chi Minh City-bound flight VJ689 had to turn around only 20 minutes after taking off from Cam Ranh. The Vietjet flight reportedly departed at 11:14 am on Tuesday, but faced some “technical error” and had to return to the Cam Ranh airport before landing on … [Read more...] about Business Vietjet under special supervision after two incidents in one day 2018 – the year that was in Tuoi Tre photos