Top A-level grades show regional divide
Friday 17 August 2012
Almost one in four of the A* grades awarded this year went to students in the South-east.
The region had 19 per cent of A-level entries, but accounted for 23 per cent of A* grades awarded.
London had 15 per cent of entries and 17 per cent of top grades, while the Eastern region had 12 per cent of A-level entries and 13 per cent of A*s awarded.
The South-west had 10 per cent of A*s and 10 per cent of entries.
Other areas of England were under-represented.
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