There has been a fall in the proportion of A-levels awarded an A or A* grade for the first time in over two decades.
This summer’s results show 26.6% of A-level entries achieved the top two grades – down from 27% last year.
About 335,000 students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have been receiving their results – with many finding out whether they have made the grade for university.
Students in England will be the first intake to face fees of up to £9,000.
Although girls have continued to outperform boys for getting A grades – this year saw boys narrowly ahead of girls at achieving the highest A* grades – 8% compared with 7.9%.
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