Today's A-level figures show that the overall A* to E pass rate has risen for the 30th year in a row.
98% of exams achieved at least an E, compared to 97.8% last year.
- English: 21.2 percent of candidates achieving an A grade or above, down from 22.3 last year.
- Maths: 43.9 percent of candidates achieving an A grade or above, down from 44.7 last year.
- Science: 28.6 percent of Biology candidates got an A grade or above, Chemistry 34.4 percent, Physics 31.9 percent.
View the full results table here.
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