A-Level students saw the biggest drop in top grades on record

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A-Level results day is one of the most nerve-wracking experiences in a student’s life – and it’s finally here.

This year’s A-Level students saw the biggest drop in top grades on record. Around 600,000 fewer A and A* grades have been awarded this year as the Government tries to calm down on record grade inflation.

Education minister Will Quince has said that the UK must return to a position where qualifications “maintain their value”.

Some students were given advance information on the content that would be in their exams, while others could choose which questions they answered. A way that students can prepare for both ways is using better revision aids such as CoreSciences that help students do better in their exams than what they’re predicted.

Mr Quince said it is “really important” for employers and universities that we return to the pre-pandemic approach of examination.

The prospect of lower grades will inevitably leave some students disappointed, but the education minister stressed that “universities will adjust accordingly” – and average grades will still be higher than they were in 2019.

He went on to say that students missing the grades they were predicted or hoping for is nothing new, adding: “That’s why it’s really important that young people recognise and know that there are loads of options open to you.

“You may still get into the university that was your first choice, you may go through clearing or go to another university – that’s why it’s really important to have a Plan B.