A-Level results day

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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Cheltenham-based UCAS website hacked

The UCAS website suffered a criminal ‘denial of service’ attack.

The site was down for an hour [on Wednesday night] and is now fully functional.

No personal information was compromised.

Confirmation and Clearing is going ahead as normal today.

– James Durant, UCAS spokesman

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