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Figures have shown almost 40% of A-level results have been downgraded by at least one grade.

A record number of 18 year olds from the most disadvantaged backgrounds in England have been accepted into university – up 7.3% on last year’s results day.

The Education Minister for Wales has said if a student receives an A Level grade that is below that of their previous AS grade, then a revised grade will be issued automatically

Following the announcemnet that valid mock exams can be considered as part of an appeal, Ofqual has said it is working urgently to "operationalise this a fairly as possible"

The Welsh Government has updated its learner transport guidance so that local authorities and bus operators are clear on the steps they must take to ensure safe travel to school

Ofsted will be visiting some nurseries and childminders from September to make sure that standards are being maintained, although they will not result in an inspection grade

Schools are being give a "support package" to help with the costs associated with running exams in the autumn for those trying to improve their grades.

The DfE has given assurances that students can accept their calculated grade, appeal to receive a valid mock result, or sit autumn exams.

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