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So the moment of truth has arrived for this year’s A level students. There will and should be plenty of hugs all around both for those who are happy with their results and for those who are feeling disappointed. Thumbs down to the mean-spirited Mail that leads with ‘One in four A Levels will STILL be an A or A* despite promises to toughen up exams’.

This year’s results show that the overall pass rate has risen marginally to 98.1% and the proportion getting the very top A* grade remained the same at 8.2%, with A grades down by 0.1%. Record numbers have been accepted on university courses including more students from within the EU; but the gender gap has widened further, with 27,000 more women than men about to start courses this year.

Several sites have published parents’ guides to helping their child including:

Many of Thursday 13th August’s newspapers carry articles and supplements, including The Indpendent which has 'The Independent Student 2015 – Your essential guide to university and beyond'

Students who have not achieved their required grades are able to search for places at universities who still have spaces available by going through clearing. Student guides to getting through clearing this year have been published by:

For students whose grades are as good as or better than expected, there’s advice about adjustment from:


The Skills Funding Agency meanwhile reminds everyone about considering an apprenticeship


And for fun or extra food for thought try:


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