Students from across the North West have been getting their A -level results today.
National figures show there's been a drop in top grades for the first time in more than 20 years. Matt O'Donoghue reports from Rochdale Sixth Form College:
Boys are finally starting to catch up with girls in achieving the very top 'A' level grades.
The proportion of A-levels scoring at least an A grade has fallen for the first time in more than 20 years, official figures showed today