A-levels: More high grades but overall pass rate falls

More A-levels pupils were handed the very highest grade this summer, but the overall pass rate fell for the first time in more than 30 years, official figures show.

In total, just over one in four of exams were awarded an A* or A grade, down 0.3 percentage points on last summer.

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Celebrations and commiserations on A-level results day

There were celebrations, commiserations, cheers and tears as hundreds of thousands of A-level students collected their results today.

This year's A-Level pass rates fell for the first time in more than 30 years - though more students than ever scored at the highest level.

Ben Chapman has the full story.

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