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A-level students receive results in Black Country and Staffordshire - live blog

By Dayna Farrington | Dudley | Education | Published:

See results from across the region as students in the Black Country and Staffordshire received their A-level results in the midst of a pandemic.

A-level results day at Matt Garnett celebrates 2A*s and an A at Stafford Grammar School

Thousands of pupils’ results have been downgraded after this year’s summer exams were cancelled because of Covid-19 despite record-high results.

The proportion of A-level entries awarded an A grade or higher has risen to an all-time high, with 27.9 per cent securing the top grades this year, figures for England, Wales and Northern Ireland show.

But exam boards downgraded nearly two in five (39.1 per cent) pupils’ grades in England, according to data from Ofqual – which amounts to around 280,000 entries being adjusted down after moderation.

See how the day unfolded here:

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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