Northumberland schools achieved an overall 98.8 percent A*-E grade in this year’s A Level results.
The figure is 0.1 percentage points down on last year, with the national pass rate figures also slightly down.
All schools in Northumberland achieved at least a 95 percent pass rate.
Daljit Lally, Northumberland County Council’s executive director for children’s services, said: “We know all our students worked extremely hard and students, teachers and other school staff should be very proud of their achievements.
“A-levels are only part of the picture and we should also recognise the hard work of those students who have completed vocational courses and gained qualifications to assist them in the world of work.”
Councillor Robert Arckless, policy board member for children’s services at the council, added: “We have developed a clear vision to provide a first class education for all young people in Northumberland.
“Despite the current financial constraints we continue to promote high quality post-16 education across the county and we are committed to ensuring all our students can access good and outstanding provision offered by our schools and academies.”