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Hundreds of thousands of students will have breathed a sigh of relief this morning as record A-level results were released across the country, reports Olivia Gavoyannis.

The proportion getting top A* and A grades has risen by almost 75 per cent since the last time conventional exams were taken in 2019, while the pass rate for Scottish school qualifications is well above pre-pandemic levels. The record haul is being put down to the teacher-assessed grading system. Many Btec students received their teacher-assessed results today, with the rest finding out on Thursday.