The sweaty palms and sleepless nights can subside as A-level results day finally rolls around…
There was a 0.6% rise in the amount of students who achieved A* grades (8.2% this year) and a drop in the pass rates. Students achieving A* to E grades dropped from 98.1% to 98%. There are also a record number of university places available, and still available this year/
UCAS have reported that 352,590 students have secured places at their top choice university.
Mary Curnock Cook, UCAS Chief Executive, said: “Today’s numbers are a reflection of the continuing strong demand for higher education. A combination of extra places available and the falling population of 18-year-olds means that students are in a good position to secure a place this year.”
“Alongside the impressive numbers, this is also a story about individuals who have made a life-defining decision to invest in their personal growth and position themselves for a more fulfilling life and career.”
If you haven’t quite made the grades you needed for your option choice, don’t panic! Clearing is open now; check out vacancies through the UCAS website and get on the phone to institutions with remaining places.