Another great results year

Happy times for students across the country
Happy times for students across the country
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TEENS across the country have scored another record-breaking year of A-level results - with one in 12 exams achieving an A star grade

But while the proportion of top grades rose, the percentage of exams scoring at least an A stalled for the first time in 15 years.

More than one in four exams achieved at least an A, the same percentage as in 2010. The last time this percentage plateaued was in 1996 and 1997, when 15.7per cent of exams were awarded at least an A.

Overall this year, the pass rate rose for the 29th year in a row, with 97.8 per cent of A-level entries receiving at least an E - up from last summer.

Today’s figures, published by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), also show that boys have closed the gap with girls on A star grades.