A-level results 2019: Students await results from reformed exams – live

Almost all A-levels have now been reformed, with the continuous testing of the previous regime removed and almost everything now riding on final exams

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Fewer students have been accepted on to UK degree courses this year, according to Ucas figures seen by PA Media.

In total, 408,960 people, from the UK and overseas, have had places confirmed, down 1% on the same point last year, according to data published by the university admissions service.

Many young people believe the speed of technological advances means they will one day have a job that does not yet exist, according to new research carried out by the arms company BAE Systems.

A survey of young people, timed to coincide with A-level results day, found 47% of 16 to 24-year-olds believe they will work in a role that does not currently exist. Worryingly, less than one-in-five think they have the skills required to future-proof their careers.

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