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A-Level results 2017: live coverage from schools across Dorset

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    Thousands of Dorset teenagers are today receiving their long-awaited A-level results
  • Around one in four entries expected to receive top grades
  • Boys are likely to outperform girls again in terms of A*s, with one expert suggesting that they could also close the gap with their female classmates at the A grade boundary
  • Last year, a quarter of A-level entries across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, were awarded an A* or A, compared to 25.9% the year before, and 27% five years ago
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