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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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Over a third of students have over '£25,000 debt'

Students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are awaiting their A-level results tomorrow with many planning on going to university.

However a survey carried out for ITV News found that 36 per cent of students have more than £25,000 worth of debt.

It was also revealed that of those surveyed, five per cent turned to gambling while another five per cent used payday loans to cope with the debt.

ITV News' Consumer Editor Chris Choi reveals the lengths some students go to, to cope with the rising cost of going to university:

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