Number of A and A* grades fall

The proportion of A-levels awarded top grades has fallen for the second year amid a rise in students taking science and maths, official figures show.

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Going to university 'worth it despite debts'

Dom Anderson, Vice President of the National Union of Students, said students were reaping the benefits of going to university despite average debts of £26,000 and reports of student "poverty".

"It's completely worth it. University is a life-changing thing," Anderson told ITV News as many students found out today whether they had gained university places.

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