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A-level results: Who came out on top between girls and boys?

The proportion of A-level entries awarded an A grade or higher has fallen to the lowest for more than a decade, national figures show. Girls narrowly clawed back the lead from boys in terms of A* and A grades, although boys still outperformed their female classmates in the highest result. For the first time, there were more entries for A-level science subjects from girls than from boys.

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