STUDENTS across the Stratford-on-Avon district are opening their A-level results this morning and results have stayed high in the area again.
So far it seems that local students have gained top marks, with Stratford Girls’ Grammar School, King’s High and Warwick School reporting some great achievements.
But nationally, for a second year in a row, there has been a slight fall in the proportion of A-levels that were awarded top grades.
Statistics show that 26.3 per cent of exam entries were given an A or A* grades, compared to last year’s figure of 26.6 per cent.
Universities in England can now admit as many top performing students as they want.
Last year universities could take on extra students who had at least AAB or equivalent, but this year it has been increased to include students who have achieved ABB or more.
For the full article and round-up of local results see next week's Herald.
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