16 Aug 2018

A levels 2018: Increase in top grades

There were celebrations: there were commiserations – the sound of envelopes being torn open across England, Northern Ireland and Wales. So far, your standard A-Level results day scenes – but in a year when reforms put more focus on final exams – the results showed a slight increase in top grades, a slight fall in overall pass rates, and for a second year running it was boys who out performed girls. Jessica Savage has been to an Academy in South London to see how students there got on.