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Grade inflation at universities.

Grade inflation at universities.

Universities in England are giving too many students top degree grades, the Office for Students (OfS) has warned.

The watchdog's analysis shows the number of graduates being awarded first and upper-second class degrees rose from 67% in 2010-11 to 78% in 2016-17.

The OfS says the rise was "unexplained" and could not be fully put down to other factors, such as background, prior attainment and improved teaching.

Universities UK said universities were already tackling grade inflation.

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