Pupils across Kent will receive their A-levels results today – as grading returns to pre-pandemic standards.

Schools have been warned to expect results to be lower than last year when 82% of exams in England were passed at grade C or above.

Ofqual, the body which regulates qualifications and exams, has sought to reassure those hoping to move on to higher education that universities will take the return to pre-pandemic grading into account when allocating places.This year’s grades – which also include T Level and Btec results - will be more broadly comparable with those in 2019, as students in the 2023 cohort have not experienced the national school and college closures that affected the education of previous year groups during the Covid-19 crisis.

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