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Exams are not getting easier, says education official

Department committed to continued improvement

A senior education official has challenged the assumption that exams are getting easier.

A-Level students received their results on Thursday, with 51.1 per cent of passes at the higher grades of A-star to B - the highest since recent records began in 2010.

Joel Smith is the Schools Improvement Adviser.

He says the Department of Education is committed to ensuring standards remain high and continue to improve:

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