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    As the BBC article below shows, grade inflation is at a halt. We've seen lots of applicants this year missing their offers but still getting a place as this impacts on UCAS applications.

    What do you think about the change in grades awarded this year? Has this affected you?

    (Original post by BBC News)

    There has been a fall in the proportion of A-levels awarded top grades for the second year in a row, after years of steady increases.

    Just over a quarter of exam entries - 26.3% - were given A or A* grades, a slight fall on 2012's figure of 26.6%.

    Previously, the proportion getting top grades had risen year on year.

    More than 300,000 teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are finding out their A-level results, as universities compete to attract them.

    The national breakdown of results shows the overall pass rate rose marginally - to 98.1%. It has been rising for about 30 years.
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    Pleased to hear the universities are being flexible in their entry requirements. I can only imagine this will get worse next year when Jan exams go.

    I think theyre marking far too harshly to be honest, across the board, Head of English at a respected uni has even said it to me.

    I think youll find so many B's and C's this year.

    I think exams falling into the pit of technique rather than knowledge is fueling this aswell.
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