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A-level results 2017: Can you pass these A-level exam questions for 18-year-olds?

PUBLISHED: 09:17 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:22 17 August 2017

Thetford Academy A Level results 2016.

Thetford Academy A Level results 2016.

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More than one in four A-level entries scored at least an A grade this year, national figures show.

The proportion of exams awarded the highest results, As and A*s, rose to 26.3pc, the first increase in six years and a 0.5 rise on 2016.

As students discover their results, we’ve pulled together a handful of A-level questions, taken from past or sample papers, to see whether you could pass your exams.

MORE: Full list of results from Norfolk and Waveney

The national rise in top grades came despite major changes to the qualifications, which has seen them move away from coursework and modular exams, with assessment now taking place at the end of the two years.

The figures, published by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) also show boys have pulled further ahead at the highest grade while girls remain ahead in terms of A* to A grades.

They also show the overall A* to E pass rate has fallen by 0.2 percentage points to 97.9pc.

Initial UCAS figures also revealed that the number of students accepted onto UK degree courses has fallen, with 416,310 taking up places so far - down 2pc on the same time last year.

MORE: Results map of Norfolk and Waveney schools

Ucas chief executive Clare Marchant said: “The overall numbers of students being accepted onto courses is lower, but it is a complicated picture.

“We are seeing a growing proportion of 18-year-olds going into higher education, and greater numbers of students from our most deprived communities are securing places.

“At the same time, we are seeing fewer older students taking places, and a fall in numbers from the EU.

“Higher education is still a hugely popular life choice, which has a transformational impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every year.”

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