Document excessive for UK college students in clearing 5 days after A-level outcomes

Document excessive for UK college students in clearing 5 days after A-level outcomes


he variety of UK-based youngsters in clearing nonetheless searching for increased schooling programs stays at a document excessive, 5 days on from A-level outcomes being revealed.

A complete of 43,590 18-year-olds residing within the UK have been marked as “free to be positioned in clearing” on the Ucas web site on Tuesday.

This 12 months’s determine is the very best since a minimum of 2013, and compares with 31,790 in clearing on the similar level final 12 months.

Ucas stated there have been round 25,000 programs out there in clearing as of Tuesday.

The variety of college students accepted on to UK diploma programs fell this 12 months, preliminary knowledge from Ucas confirmed on Thursday when A-level outcomes have been revealed, however was nonetheless the second highest on document.

Ucas chief govt, Clare Marchant, has beforehand stated the expansion within the variety of 18-year-olds within the inhabitants is one thing that’s prone to create “a extra aggressive surroundings for college kids within the years to return”.

Greater than 24,000 worldwide college students, aged 18, had been positioned as of Tuesday, Ucas figures confirmed.

This compares with greater than 266,000 UK-based 18-year-olds who had obtained locations on programs, both as their first alternative, insurance coverage alternative or by way of clearing.

The variety of worldwide college students aged 18 getting their first alternative course was 20,180 as of Tuesday, down from a excessive of 21,410 in 2020, and 20,750 in 2019.

However the determine is up on every of the earlier years courting again to 2013.

Ms Marchant stated: “There are nonetheless hundreds of programs out there in clearing so, if you wish to go to increased schooling this 12 months, do your analysis to see what feels best for you.

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“Many unis and faculties maintain open days providing you with the chance to discover them. You’ll find out extra by visiting their web sites.

“For those who need assistance to navigate your decisions we now have plenty of advisers able to help you thru varied channels all at”

College students ought to keep in mind they’ve plenty of choices when taking their subsequent steps, one careers skilled stated.

Chris Rea, from Prospects at schooling know-how organisation Jisc, stated: “It’s nice to listen to college students nonetheless place such excessive worth on increased schooling programs. With plenty of competitors for locations, it’s price taking into account all the options reminiscent of apprenticeships.

“There are myriad ranges and choices to discover together with diploma apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are enticing as they’re a helpful means of gaining a qualification whereas constructing expertise of labor and incomes cash on the similar time.

“There have by no means been so many versatile and diverse routes into schooling and work for younger individuals and it’s important that they’re inspired to suppose as broadly a potential in regards to the alternatives out there to them.”

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