The overall A-level pass rate has fallen for the first time in 32 years and there has been a small slide in the number of students achieving top grades, officials say.
Around 300,000 sixth-formers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive their A-level results today.
Didn't get the grades you were expecting? You can still apply for university courses through a process called 'clearing'.
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