Thousands of teenagers in the United Kingdom will receive their A-level results today, August 18, and this is very important for them because their university places depend on these results.
It’s a stressful day and many fear that missing their grades will leave them without education possibilities. However, this is not true. Those who don’t get the results they were hoping for should know that there are other courses and options they can pursue if they don’t manage to secure their first choice.
Ucas Clearing is how universities and colleges fill any places they still have on their courses. Universities will list Clearing vacancies before Results Day, so future students should look for alternative courses in advance.
The Clearing system gives prospective students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who have not received any offers, rejected their offers, or didn’t meet the requirements of their offers the opportunity to find places at universities that still have vacancies on their courses. These include leading educational institutions within the Russell Group, which have already mentioned that they expect to have places on offer.
What students starting at UK universities in autumn should take into account is that they could face higher fees than the previous cap of £9,000 before they finish.