Work or Education post A-Levels

17th August 2017 · Kevin Howes

Today is the day when many young people will be tearing open envelopes in the hope of good grades and judging by the stats of rising grades we should see a few more smiles in our local bars this evening. Top A-level marks in England and Wales have risen for the first time in six years, following a major shake up to the system.

More than one in four A-level students scored an A or A* grade in their results, Joint Council of Qualifications (JCQ) figures show.

But while the proportion of students getting higher grades has gone up, results across subjects reformed by the Government have fallen.

Thirteen A-level subjects were reformed – abolishing modular exams and reducing coursework – in a bid to better prepare students for university but university applications have fallen showing a surge towards an earlier start to a career rather than further education.

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