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Record number of students seek university through clearing

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Media Some 364,390 UK students have found places on university degree courses, a day after A-level results came out.A record 17,420 of these found their places through the clearing service, which matches candidates with places once the results are in, the University and College Admissions Service said.Some 29.8% of all 18-year-olds have been accepted on to courses - another record for this point in the year.Students
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Stormzy funding two more Cambridge University places

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stormzy says he wants to help students "pursue their dream" of studying at Cambridge Grime star Stormzy has announced he will fund the university costs of two more Cambridge students.Stormzy will also continue to cover costs for the first two students to be supported by the scheme.The Stormzy Scholarship is aimed at supporting people from minority backgrounds who have earned a place at
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Students celebrate their A-level results

[ad_1] There have been celebrations and commiserations as many thousands of UK students picked up their A-level results.Almost half a million young people are on their way to university in the autumn - a dip of 1% on last year - with others moving on to jobs or taking a well-earned break.Students in Bedfordshire, County Durham, Essex, Lincolnshire and south Yorkshire told the BBC their grades and shared what they
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A-level agony: What to do if your results are a surprise

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption What if your results don't make you feel like this? For anyone whose A-level results have fallen short this year, we have experts on hand to answer your questions. Eddie Playfair, a senior curriculum expert at the Association of Colleges, and Which? University editor Helena Poole offer personalised advice on what to do if your grades are not what you were hoping for. Image
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A-levels: What subjects are students dropping and why?

[ad_1] In recent years, there has been a clear shift away from the arts, modern languages and some other subjects at both GCSEs and A-levels.Since 2014, the number of A-level entries in arts subjects, which include drama, music and art, in England has fallen by 13,000, almost 17%.Similarly, there has been an 8% decrease in modern languages and more than a 25% decline in English.Meanwhile, entries in science, technology, engineering
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A-level results 2019: Key questions

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Around 300,000 teenagers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are receiving their A and AS-level results. The BBC News website sets out some of the key questions that often crop up.Are there any changes to A-levels this year?New A-level syllabuses have been phased into schools in England since 2015. The first new-style exams were in 2017.The changes mean there is less coursework and students are
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A-level results: ‘I didn’t go to uni and I love what I do’

[ad_1] On A-level results day in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, thousands of young people are considering what to do next. For some, that means going to university but many will go straight into the workplace. Chef Spencer Hewitt, personal trainer Imogen Clarke and stage crew member Zivile Zukauskaite, all from the east of England, have "no regrets" on deciding a degree was not for them.A-levels results day: All you
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Thousands of students receive BTEC results

[ad_1] More than half of qualifications awarded for 16-18 year olds in England are for vocational courses, like BTECs and City&Guilds. Today thousands of students receive their BTEC results.The government says it wants to reform the sector and is rolling out T-level courses in autumn 2020. The new two-year courses will follow on from GCSEs and be equivalent to three A-levels.Read more: Who are the students who didn't just do