A total of 27.9% of students scored either an A or A* - up from 25.5% in 2019 and making it the highest on record About 9% of students received an A* - another record high The highest A-C grades in at least a decade were recorded today by the 2020 class Girls received better grades than boys overall but boys were awarded more A*s 96.4% of grades awarded in England were the same as or 'within one grade' of predicted grade Nearly two in five students - about 280,000 - were marked down 35% of A-level results were downgraded by one grade The total number of students accepted into uni has risen by 2.9% Their final grades were calculated after this summer's exams were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. … [Read more...] about A-level results day 2020: More A and A*s awarded in a DECADE after grade fiasco & 2.9% MORE off to uni this year
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England 98.2% (up 0.7) Wales 98.6% (up 1.0) Northern Ireland 99.1% (up 0.8) North-east England 98.7% (up 0.4) North-west England 98.4% (up 0.4) Yorkshire & the Humber 98.4% (up 0.6) West Midlands 97.8% (up 0.7) East Midlands 98.2% (up 0.7) Eastern England 98.3% (up 0.7) South-west England 98.4% (up 0.7) South-east England 98.4% (up 0.6) London 98.0% (up 1.1) Here are the rates for students receiving the top grades (A* and A): … [Read more...] about A-level students’ fury as 40% of grades marked down – but most A and A*s awarded in a DECADE
He told Times Radio: 'If we'd been in a situation where we tried to delay the exams - and this is what happened in Ireland - what became apparent is that children from the most disadvantaged backgrounds, who maybe hadn't had the same level of support and help, would have been at a maybe high risk of not either turning up to those exams or not having had the same level of support in the run-up to those exams as children from more middle-class backgrounds.' … [Read more...] about ‘What are they trying to do to us?’: Ucas website CRASHES under strain from SEVEN times normal visitors as 250,000 desperate A-level students struggle to see results
But while A-Levels are essential if university is your next desired step, there are plenty of other options out there whether you get the results you want or not. … [Read more...] about Celebrity A-Levels… from boffins Geri Horner and Tinie Tempah to drop out Russell Brand
Sykes says she is “able-bodied, white, privately educated” and the result of this is that “many of the anxieties I write about are, somewhat inevitably middle-class anxieties”. In the UK it is standard for those who have attended expensive private schools to refer to themselves as middle-class or sometimes “very middle-class” (an erroneous qualifier, since this would mean the exemplar of the category, rather than its top representative) but these schools cost, on average, around £17,000 a year, with some boarding schools costing upwards of £40,000. The median annual salary in the UK is around £30,000. If a teacher, or even a doctor, is considered “middle class”, does it make sense for someone from this world to be placed in the same category? … [Read more...] about How did rich millennials become the voice of generation rent?