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Fall in number accepted to universities


The number of those securing a place at university has dropped, as A-level results show a rise in the top grades.

More than 416,300 students have been accepted at UK universities and colleges following the publication of A-level results, a drop of 7,570 compared with last year.

Some 2 per cent fewer students have been offered places on A-level results day than in 2016. The decrease is driven by a fall in the number of students from the European Union and mature students, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service said in a statement.

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