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Awaiting A-Level results

Around 300, 000 students in England and Wales are expecting their A-Level results today, amid expectations that the number receiving top grades is likely to fall for the second consecutive year. The toughening-up of criteria for “gold standard” A and A* marks, as part of the government’s ongoing education reforms, has meant that only 26 per cent of students are expected to get the top grades. There has…

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