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 greater schooling programs stays at a report 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 yr’s determine is the best since at the least 2013, and compares with 31,790 in clearing on the similar level final yr.

Ucas mentioned there have been round 25,000 programs obtainable in clearing as of Tuesday.

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

Ucas chief government, Clare Marchant, has beforehand mentioned the expansion within the variety of 18-year-olds within the inhabitants is one thing that’s more likely to create “a extra aggressive atmosphere 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 acquired locations on programs, both as their first selection, insurance coverage selection or by way of clearing.

The variety of worldwide college students aged 18 getting their first selection 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 relationship again to 2013.

Ms Marchant mentioned: “There are nonetheless hundreds of programs obtainable in clearing so, if you wish to go to greater schooling this yr, do your analysis to see what feels best for you.

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“Many unis and schools maintain open days supplying you with the chance to discover them. Yow will discover out extra by visiting their web sites.

“Should you need assistance to navigate your selections now we have plenty of advisers able to help you thru numerous channels all at”

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

Chris Rea, from Prospects at schooling expertise organisation Jisc, mentioned: “It’s nice to listen to college students nonetheless place such excessive worth on greater schooling programs. With plenty of competitors for locations, it’s value making an allowance for all the options akin to apprenticeships.

“There are myriad ranges and choices to discover together with diploma apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are engaging as they’re a useful manner 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 different routes into schooling and work for younger individuals and it’s important that they’re inspired to assume as broadly a attainable in regards to the alternatives obtainable to them.”

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