A-level students hit the town to celebrate or drown their sorrows after results day | The Sun

A-LEVEL students have hit the town for a night out to celebrate or drown their sorrows after results day.

Secondary school leavers flocked to Broad Street nightclubs in Birmingham last night after learning their grades yesterday morning.

A-level grades can be the difference between attending university or not.

With the big wait finally over, for some that meant letting their hair down with a few drinks.

Rosies club, which holds around 2,000 people, was by far the busiest with the beer garden at the front of the property bustling with students.

Several partygoers were helped by their friends or slept the night off on a bench.


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One group of girls was spotted using their friend as a makeshift table as they placed their fast-food on her back.

As the school leavers walked along the strip, many appeared to be in good spirits.

Young women were seen wearing bright dresses, shorts and cropped tops in the warm weather.

Eager students found out their A-level results yesterday after sitting the first exams since Covid – with grades overall lower than last year.

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A*s dropped 4.5 percentage points with A* and A down by 11%, compared to 2021 when exams were marked by teachers.

However, a staggering 82 per cent of pupils got A*- Cs this year with top A* grades doubling since 2019 to a whopping one in seven pupils.

Meanwhile, 36.4 per cent of students secured A or A*s.

The results are part of a plan to return to normal after exams were ripped up for two years in a row thanks to Covid.

But this year's cohort of kids got more flexibility to take materials into the exam room, do extra coursework and take fewer subjects in a bid to help them adjust back to exams again.

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Girls still beat boys across the board but the gap narrowed as they scramble to catch up.

Meanwhile, English dropped out of the top ten A-Levels for the first-time since records began as more kids pick up Maths, Psychology and Science instead.

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