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Thousands of students ignore social distancing to celebrate their Covid A level results


Prepare for University! Thousands of college students ignore social distancing to celebrate their Covid A level results while enjoying a fun evening

  • Students drove across the country in droves yesterday to celebrate their A-Level results
  • It came after a day of despair and joy when a record number of students got a place at university
  • There were disappointments as around 40 percent of the scores set by teachers were downgraded by algorithms
  • Despite a day of mixed emotions, students were out and about in city centers like Cardiff and Birmingham

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Thousands of students got an early start to university life last night as they disregarded social distancing to celebrate their A-Level results on a damp Thursday evening.

Teens celebrated their exam results obtained without an exam after schools closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Revelers were seen hugging on the street in Cardiff, leaving little room for social distancing hours after receiving their results.

There have been similar scenes across the country, including Birmingham, with sixth graders drinking at the end of two years of hard work.

It was up to the teachers to decide what grade each student got – but a government algorithm lowered those scores by 40 percent, causing many disappointments yesterday.

Record numbers of students secured places, including the highest level ever achieved for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Last night was an opportunity for students to celebrate their results and say goodbye to school friends as they prepare to go to university or work next month.

The students were out to celebrate their A-Level results in Cardiff city center. There were hugs in the streets and there was little room for social distancing

The students from Birmingham drove downtown last night to mark the end of an era when they achieved their A-Level results

The students from Birmingham drove downtown last night to mark the end of an era when they achieved their A-Level results

After months of lockdown, A-level students went out to party together in cities across the UK, including Cardiff

After months of lockdown, A-level students went out to party together in cities across the UK, including Cardiff

Birmingham revelers celebrated Thursday night, hours after the record number of students were awarded places

Birmingham revelers celebrated Thursday night, hours after the record number of students were awarded places

In Birmingham city center, A-level students spent their Thursday nights partying in bars like Dirty Martini

In Birmingham city center, A-level students spent their Thursday nights partying in bars like Dirty Martini

The revelers were out and about in Cardiff city center on Thursday evening, hours after receiving the A-Level results. There were similar scenes across the country

The revelers were out and about in Cardiff city center on Thursday evening, hours after receiving the A-Level results. There were similar scenes across the country

Students in Birmingham last night

The sixth graders from Birmingham celebrated their results

After two years of study, A-level students received results without taking an exam after the coronavirus pandemic closed schools. After getting their results, the sixth graders from Birmingham went out to party last night

Last night was an opportunity for students to celebrate their results and say goodbye to school friends in Cardiff and other parts of the country

Last night was an opportunity for students to celebrate their results and say goodbye to school friends in Cardiff and other parts of the country

Friends were out and about in Birmingham

After waiting months for the exam results, the students queued outside the clubs last night

Amid growing calls for a change in yesterday's grades, Birmingham students put their exam results aside last night and went to drink instead

Some students were disappointed yesterday as 40 percent of the grades were recorded by a government algorithm - but it didn't stop students from partying in Cardiff last night

Some students were disappointed yesterday as 40 percent of the grades were recorded by a government algorithm – but it didn't stop students from partying in Cardiff last night

Birmingham city center last night

Students on Thursday in Birmingham

The students only have a few weeks left before they go to university. The first weeks are expected to be interrupted by the Covid-19 rule

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