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Rise reported in top grade A-level results

Numbers of A-level exams awarded top grades have risen for the first time in six years.

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Syrian refugees celebrate their A-level results

The anxious wait for thousands of students across our region was over today - as they received their A-level results.

Overall top A-level grades have increased for the first time in six years. But for students who took the new tougher reformed exam subjects, with less coursework, marks were down slightly.

The number of university places allocated so far has fallen - and thousands of places are still available.

Among those celebrating are two teenage Syrian refugees from Brighton who are now planning to go to university to achieve their dream of becoming doctors.

Sally Simmonds reports.

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