Head claims A-levels were tougher this year

The A-level results are out and this year there are claims the marking has been tougher than ever before.

An Essex head teacher says marking of the exams has been noticeably more rigorous than in previous years, meaning some students have missed out on predicted grades.

Nationally around 300,000 students took the exams, almost half of those, around 145,000, will be involved in clearing, the process of finding courses if you haven't made the grade at your first or second choice university.

Click here for a student's guide to clearing

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A-level results out

Students across the country have been receiving their A-level results and finding out of they've made the grade for university.