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Clearing placements at five-year high, early figures show

New figures show record numbers placed through clearing as universities seek to fill places.

Boys help to raise A-level grades

Boys overtake girls in top A-level grades - but university entries are down, with many places available.

Former May adviser Nick Timothy calls student fees 'a Ponzi scheme'

Theresa May's former chief of staff says the system is 'unsustainable' and should be reformed.

Malala gets Oxford University place

The 20-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner will study philosophy, politics and economics.