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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Willetts: Degrees still relevant despite A level reforms

Reforms to the A level and GCSE system will not devalue a degree, the University minister has told Daybreak.

David Willetts congratulated A level students on their hard work and dubbed University "a worthwhile experience" despite a dwindling job market and mountains of debt graduates can get into.

He also let slip his A level grades - two As, one B and a C.

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