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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)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-23695270

    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.
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    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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