A-level passes rise for the 29th year in a row

A-level passes rise for the 29th year in a row

Private Tutoring News August 2011

Hundreds of thousands of teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have received their A level and AS level results.

The overall pass rate for the exams has increased, although the number of students receiving ‘A’ passes has remained the same, with just over 27% of entries attaining the highest award.

Many students who were awaiting confirmation of university places were forced to wait for several hours before they could log on the UCAS Track website.  Due to a high number of students logging on, the site experienced problems and had to be taken offline for a number of hours.

The problem was met with disappointment by many students and parents amongst the confirmed increase in university tuition fees.   From 2012, many students in England face paying tuition fees of up to £9,000 a year, compared with the present amount of only £3,000.

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