Grades at A-level still on the rise

17th August 2007 at 01:00
RECORD NUMBERS of students have achieved top grades at A-level, annual figures revealed yesterday.

For the first time in the exam's history, more than a quarter of entries were awarded A grades while the pass rate improved for the 25th successive year to 96.9 per cent.

The 1.2 percentage point increase in As, to 25.3 per cent, was the third highest rise since 1965, and the 10th successive gain.

Some 26.5 per cent of girls achieved an A grade, maintaining their lead over boys, who managed 23.9 per cent. Debate continues to rage, however, about whether the exam has become easier.

Record-breaking results, pages 6-7

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