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A Level pass rates increase to 98.1%

Pass rates for A Level exams (A* to E) have increased from last year’s results, according to the Joint Count for Qualifications (JCQ).

Earlier today (August 15th), it revealed the overall pass rate in England and Wales rose by 0.1 percentage points to 98.1%.

Michael Turner, Director of the JCQ, said: “A huge amount of hard work and commitment has gone into achieving these results and we should all join in congratulating students across the country and wish them well for whichever path they chose next”

Figures also showed that out of the 850,000 A Level grades, the number of exams that achieved an A* or A was 26.3%, a slight dip of 0.3 percentage points from 2012’s results. The percentage of A*s was 7.6%, while last year’s was 7.9%.

According to JCQ, 23,914 more students took biology, chemistry or physics than in 2009, while this figure was 18,933 for mathematics and further mathematics.

Students who received their results today and are not sure of what the process is from here, whether they achieved their conditional offers or not, can read advice on our blog First steps after finding out your A Level results.

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