A-levels: More than 350,000 accepted into university around the UK

A TOTAL of 357,915 students receiving their A-level results today have so far been accepted into their first choice universities, according to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Hundreds of thousands of young people around the UK will be receiving their results today following two years of hard work, and many of them will be waiting to see if they have got into the university or college they wanted to.

Around 79,000 people are still awaiting results or decisions from universities, and many will go through the clearing process.

UCAS said the number of people who have been accepted into their higher education establishment has dropped by almost seven per cent compared with last year.

Mary Curnock Cook, UCAS Chief Executive, said: “More than 300,000 applicants whose places are dependent on their grades are waiting to hear if they have been accepted today.

“Despite the fall in applications this year, entry to higher education remains competitive and we expect to see an active Clearing period. Over 25,000 courses are showing vacancies for UK applicants. More than 50,000 people found a course in Clearing last year. It is important that all students research course requirements thoroughly and think carefully before making a decision that is likely to affect their future career. Anyone considering applying again next year can research 2013 courses on our website now.”

Advice about clearing is available on the UCAS website ucas.com/clearing.

Keep checking the website for updates about A-level results from schools and colleges around Boston.