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

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

Teenagers celebrated their exam results, which they achieved without sitting any exams, after schools shut as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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

There were similar scenes up and down the country, including in Birmingham, where sixth formers boozed to mark the end of two years of hard work. 

It was up to teachers to decide what each student’s grade – but a government algorithm marked 40 per cent of those results down, causing disappointment for many yesterday.

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

Last night was a chance for students to celebrate their results and bid farewell to school friends as they prepare to head off to university or work next month.  

Students were out celebrating their A-Level results in Cardiff city centre, there was hugging in the streets, with little room for social distancing

Students were out celebrating their A-Level results in Cardiff city centre, there was hugging in the streets, with little room for social distancing

Students were out celebrating their A-Level results in Cardiff city centre, there was hugging in the streets, with little room for social distancing

An emotional results day turned into a heavy night of drinking for students who decided to head out to Leeds on Thursday

An emotional results day turned into a heavy night of drinking for students who decided to head out to Leeds on Thursday

An emotional results day turned into a heavy night of drinking for students who decided to head out to Leeds on Thursday 

Birmingham students took to the city centre last night to mark the end of an era, as they achieved their A Level results

Birmingham students took to the city centre last night to mark the end of an era, as they achieved their A Level results

Birmingham students took to the city centre last night to mark the end of an era, as they achieved their A Level results 

After months apart in lockdown, A-Level students went out to celebrate together in cities across the UK, including Cardiff

After months apart in lockdown, A-Level students went out to celebrate together in cities across the UK, including Cardiff

After months apart in lockdown, A-Level students went out to celebrate together in cities across the UK, including Cardiff 

It was a day of tears and laughter for students after a bizarre results day. In Leeds city centre revellers saw the bright side

It was a day of tears and laughter for students after a bizarre results day. In Leeds city centre revellers saw the bright side

It was a day of tears and laughter for students after a bizarre results day. In Leeds city centre revellers saw the bright side

Birmingham revellers were out celebrating on Thursday night, hours after record number of students were granted university places

Birmingham revellers were out celebrating on Thursday night, hours after record number of students were granted university places

Birmingham revellers were out celebrating on Thursday night, hours after record number of students were granted university places 

In Birmingham City Centre, A-Level students spent their Thursday night celebrating at bars including the Dirty Martini

In Birmingham City Centre, A-Level students spent their Thursday night celebrating at bars including the Dirty Martini

In Birmingham City Centre, A-Level students spent their Thursday night celebrating at bars including the Dirty Martini 

Police were out in Leeds city centre last night as students headed out on the town, but there was little room for social distancing

Police were out in Leeds city centre last night as students headed out on the town, but there was little room for social distancing

Police were out in Leeds city centre last night as students headed out on the town, but there was little room for social distancing

Revellers were out in Cardiff city centre on Thursday night, hours after picking up A-Level results.  Up and down the country there were similar scenes

Revellers were out in Cardiff city centre on Thursday night, hours after picking up A-Level results.  Up and down the country there were similar scenes

Revellers were out in Cardiff city centre on Thursday night, hours after picking up A-Level results.  Up and down the country there were similar scenes 

Students out in Birmingham last night

Students out in Birmingham last night

Birmingham sixth formers celebrated their results

Birmingham sixth formers celebrated their results

After two years of studying, A-Level students were awarded results without sitting an exam, after the coronavirus pandemic shut schools. After achieving their results, Birmingham sixth formers went out to celebrate last night

Hours after picking up their results, some students couldn't make the grade following a night of drinking in Leeds city centre

Hours after picking up their results, some students couldn't make the grade following a night of drinking in Leeds city centre

Hours after picking up their results, some students couldn’t make the grade following a night of drinking in Leeds city centre

Last night was a chance for students to celebrate their results and bid farewell to school friends in Cardiff and other parts of the country

Last night was a chance for students to celebrate their results and bid farewell to school friends in Cardiff and other parts of the country

Last night was a chance for students to celebrate their results and bid farewell to school friends in Cardiff and other parts of the country

Friends were out in Birmingham

Friends were out in Birmingham

Having waited months for exam results, students queued outside clubs last night

Having waited months for exam results, students queued outside clubs last night

Amid growing calls for a change in yesterday’s grades, Birmingham students put their exam results to one side last night and instead went out drinking

Some revellers in Leeds opted to wear face masks as they took to the streets, but for most social distancing went out the window

Some revellers in Leeds opted to wear face masks as they took to the streets, but for most social distancing went out the window

Some revellers in Leeds opted to wear face masks as they took to the streets, but for most social distancing went out the window

After yesterday's results, students are crossing into a new chapter in their lives, but before that would begin, there was time for celebratory drinks in Leeds

After yesterday's results, students are crossing into a new chapter in their lives, but before that would begin, there was time for celebratory drinks in Leeds

After yesterday’s results, students are crossing into a new chapter in their lives, but before that would begin, there was time for celebratory drinks in Leeds 

There was disappointment for some students yesterday as 40 per cent of grades were marked down by a government algorithm - but it didn't stop students celebrating in Cardiff last night

There was disappointment for some students yesterday as 40 per cent of grades were marked down by a government algorithm - but it didn't stop students celebrating in Cardiff last night

There was disappointment for some students yesterday as 40 per cent of grades were marked down by a government algorithm – but it didn’t stop students celebrating in Cardiff last night 

Wetherspoons in Leeds was taking cocktail and shot orders from boozed A-Level students during last night's celebrations

Wetherspoons in Leeds was taking cocktail and shot orders from boozed A-Level students during last night's celebrations

Wetherspoons in Leeds was taking cocktail and shot orders from boozed A-Level students during last night’s celebrations 

City centres across the country, including Leeds (above), Birmingham and Cardiff, were all filled with students on Thursday

City centres across the country, including Leeds (above), Birmingham and Cardiff, were all filled with students on Thursday

City centres across the country, including Leeds (above), Birmingham and Cardiff, were all filled with students on Thursday 

Caution was thrown to the wind as students queued outside a Leeds bar, with little room for one or two metre distancing

Caution was thrown to the wind as students queued outside a Leeds bar, with little room for one or two metre distancing

Caution was thrown to the wind as students queued outside a Leeds bar, with little room for one or two metre distancing

Birmingham city centre last night

Birmingham city centre last night

Students out in Birmingham on Thursday

Students out in Birmingham on Thursday

Students only have a few weeks until they head off to university – with freshers weeks set to be disrupted by Covid-19 rulese 

There was dancing in the street in Leeds city centre as 18-year-olds headed out for drinks on Thursday night

There was dancing in the street in Leeds city centre as 18-year-olds headed out for drinks on Thursday night

There was dancing in the street in Leeds city centre as 18-year-olds headed out for drinks on Thursday night 

It was a heavy night after an emotional day as A-Level and BTEC students picked up their results in Leeds and other parts of the country

It was a heavy night after an emotional day as A-Level and BTEC students picked up their results in Leeds and other parts of the country

It was a heavy night after an emotional day as A-Level and BTEC students picked up their results in Leeds and other parts of the country

Emotions ran high in Leeds after students faced mixed exam results, months after their schools were forced to close due to Covid-19

Emotions ran high in Leeds after students faced mixed exam results, months after their schools were forced to close due to Covid-19

Emotions ran high in Leeds after students faced mixed exam results, months after their schools were forced to close due to Covid-19

It was all smiles in Leeds last night

It was all smiles in Leeds last night

Some people needed a lift home

Some people needed a lift home

Drunken revelry followed an emotional A-Level results day in Leeds, while some people needed a lift, others were more than comfortable on their own feet

With friends heading off to university in a few weeks time, students headed out to Leeds city centre on Thursday night

With friends heading off to university in a few weeks time, students headed out to Leeds city centre on Thursday night

With friends heading off to university in a few weeks time, students headed out to Leeds city centre on Thursday night 

Groups of students hit the town in Leeds for a night of celebration or to drown their sorrows after receiving their results

Groups of students hit the town in Leeds for a night of celebration or to drown their sorrows after receiving their results

Groups of students hit the town in Leeds for a night of celebration or to drown their sorrows after receiving their results 

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