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TEENAGERS are performing better in their A-Levels with a higher points score for 2013.

The score is calculated by the grades students get – for example a maximum of 300 points is awarded for an A* grade.

For 2012 the average figure across the county’s 50 colleges and sixth forms which took A-Levels, or the International Baccalaureate (IB), was 703.3.

But last year the figure increased to 758.4.

City of Oxford College, previously Oxford and Cherwell Valley College, saw its annual average score increase from 581.5 to 700.

Principal Ian Francis said: “I’m delighted for the college and I would like to congratulate all its students. All the hard work they put in has been rewarded.

“We put in an awful lot of time and effort into how we design our programme and the improvements in teaching and learning have been phenomenal.

“We have excellent teaching and leadership teams and a new head of A-Levels, Josette O’Donnell, who is making a real difference. I expect the improvements to continue.”

Caroline Jordan, headmistress at Headington School, which achieved a score of 984 this year, slightly down from 1,079.8 in 2012, said: “We were delighted with this year’s results which were a reflection of many, many hours of hard work put in by girls, staff and the whole community.

“However, league tables should always be taken with a pinch of salt – there is far more to any school than the final results posted by the girls.”