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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Caution was thrown to the wind as students queued outside a Leeds bar, with little room for one or two metre distancing
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
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
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
Groups of students hit the town in Leeds for a night of celebration or to drown their sorrows after receiving their results