As students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland open their envelopes to discover how they got on in their A-levels, the inevitable question is: what to do next? Three-quarters of top universities will be advertising places on their courses through clearing, and it is expected that the overall number of courses made available through clearing will be up by around 20 per cent on last year. Around 18 out of the 24 members of the elite Russell Group will be looking to recruit students through clearing, which is more than last year. It means more students will be able to look to trade up to a better course than they would have been able to do in previous years, with students achieving ABB getting into courses usually reserved for those gaining AAB or straight As.
If you, your child or your students are wondering what to do next, then be sure to tune into the TES live webchat at 5.30pm, which will give you all the tips, advice and insight you will need in making a decision on what to do next. The webchat will feature a panel of experts, including John Tomsett, head of Huntingdon School in York and chair of the Headteachers’ Roundtable, Stephan Jungnitz, colleges specialist at the Association of School and College Leaders, and Stephen Exley, reporter with TES.
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