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Thursday, 15 August, 2002, 18:00 GMT 19:00 UK
In pictures: A-level results joy
An unprecedented annual rise in the A-level pass rate made for many delighted faces as students opened their results on Thursday.


Girls at Colchester County High School jump for joy
The A-level "gender gap" has accelerated, with 95.4% of girls passing and 93% of boys

Becky Lee (L) gets AS level results, while twins Katie and Jamie receive A level results
The Lee family from Manchester celebrate A grades all round

St Dunstan's College in Catford
Ruth de Souza and Vishni Balakrishnan open exam results at St Dunstan's College, south east London

Pupils from St Dunstan's College in Catford
Hugs for Paul Nicholas who got 5 As (L) but Sarah Hunt must wait for her history result due to an Edexcel delay

Colchester County High School for Girls in Essex
Double figures: Twins Bahar and Negar Mirshekar-Syahkal and Suzannah and Nicola Robertson gets As

 Ilia Karmanov, 11 from ealing, West London
Computer whizz: Ilia Karmanov, 11, passes his A-level in IT studies


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