Trends in 2023's A level results
In the end, those getting into their first or insurance choice university was almost the same as 2022 (91% vs 92% and higher than 88% in 2019) and the number of young people who had received free school meals getting into university in 2023 was 60% up on 2019 levels.
The Guardian delved behind these headlines to explore the other trends within this year's A level results, including a shift away from the arts towards sociology and business. Meanwhile language subjects continue to languish, at their lowest level since at least 2010.
The gender gap has narrowed after two years where girls did significantly better than boys - primarily as they tend to perform better at coursework, a bigger factor in grading during the pandemic.
Read the full article on The Guardian website.