Stars from the arts world urge the government to make creative education accessible to young people.
Eddie Playfair, of the Association of Colleges, and Helena Poole, of Which? University, offer advice.
They say tackling tooth decay – which affects a quarter of five-year-olds – is a priority.
Girls overtake boys with top grades as 300,000 pupils learn results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Here are some words of advice and encouragement for those awaiting their A level results.
As thousands of teenagers receive their A and AS-level results, the BBC looks at some key questions.
The BBC meets three people who opted not to go to university after their A-levels.
“Dr Becky” receives thousands of views on her YouTube channel, which answers questions about the Universe.
More than half of qualifications awarded for 16-18 year olds in England are for vocational courses.
Two exam boards’ A-level maths candidates had to score just 55% to get an A in this year’s paper.
All about the BTec National, one of the popular alternatives to A-levels.
Tasnim Bhuiyan from Cardiff is one of thousands of students getting their BTec results.