OPINION: That will teach them

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Well it looks like our teenagers have done it again.

A level results are still improving in many schools, despite fears that a return to traditional end of year exams would reduce the pass rate and lower grades.

Not so. Many teenagers will be celebrating spectacular success today.

They’ve answered the nay-sayers who say that “grade inflation” was due to a dumbed down, bite-sized exam system.

Two years of hard work – and probably just a bit of stress an anxiety – have paid off.

Those grades are the springboard to the future, unlocking a raft of opportunities.

Many of today’s celebrating 18-year-olds will be heading off to university, some of them will be taking up places at elite institutions.

That’s great news for them and for their very proud teachers and parents.

But university is not for everyone and there are opportunities for work-based training, which are far from just a second best option for those who don’t make the grade.

The city will be celebrating tonight.Share your success by sending us your celebrating selfies and check www.thestar.co.uk for stories.