A-level results 2018: Teenagers achieve rise in top grades

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A-level students have been awarded the highest proportion of As and A*s since 2012, amid changes toughening the exams in England.

Some 26.4% of exams have been awarded these top grades this year - but the proportion gaining A* to C dropped to 78.4% from 79% last year.

England's exams regulator has said the results show a steady national picture at a time of significant change.

Pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are finding out their results.

Overall, 97.6% of A-level entries were awarded A* to E grades.

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