GCSEs in England have undergone sweeping changes as part of education reforms that began under the coalition government.
Girls have overtaken boys in A-level science entries for the first time, national figures show.
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.
Sixth-formers are today waking up to their long-awaited A-level results, with more than a quarter of entries expected to score a top grade.
Youngsters whose parents are diagnosed with cancer may benefit from extra support from schools, it has been suggested after a new study linked parental cancer to poorer grades.
Daniel Toker, a neuroscientist at the University of California, Berkeley tweeted to let his followers know they shouldn’t be downhearted if they don’t achieve the grades they hoped for.