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A Level Results in Kent
Thousands of Kent students are getting their results
There's been another record breaking set of A-level results with the overall pass rate rising for the 28th year in a row.
Eight point one per cent of entries were awarded the new top A-star grade.
More than one in four achieved an A grade.
Traditional subjects such as English, maths and history, are still firm favourites.
But with record pass rates there is more pressure on university places, it's predicted up to 200 thousand people - including sixth-formers and adult learners - will struggle to find a place.
Here in Kent 14,000 students want to go to university in September.
Education bosses in Medway are offering this advice:
Students are urged to contact admissions teams at colleges and universities if their results do not meet the conditional offer grades to discuss whether they can be accepted on to the course or be offered an alternative.
Medway Council's Portfolio holder for Children's Services Cllr Les Wicks said: "Our students have worked incredibly hard this year and I am sure their dedication will have paid off.
"I congratulate them for all their achievements. I'd also like to congratulate our teachers for their hard work, which has helped so many students achieve the results they deserve.
“I wish all our students success in their future careers and the best of luck to anyone who has sat exams this summer in whatever they choose to do.”
Students at Cornwallis Academy
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