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A-Level Results Day 2015: Live Updates, News And Results

13/08/2015 07:15 BST | Updated 13/08/2015 07:59 BST

Around 300,000 students in the England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be receiving life-changing news on Thursday when they find out their A-level results, amid major changes to the education landscape.

The exams will dictate whether students get into their university, apprenticeship or training scheme of choice, or whether they have to reconsider their options.

This year's results come as the cap on student numbers in England is lifted, meaning universities can recruit as many as they wish.

In the run up to results day, many universities have been attempting to secure students onto courses by changing conditional offers into unconditional ones, with speculation that universities will try to attract more students at the last minute.

Last year A-level pass rates dropped for the first time in more than three decades, while the proportion of exams awarded the very highest grades rose.

As the day unfolds, we'll be bringing you all the news around statistics and clearing, and offering tips and advice to make sure you make the right decision.

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