Clearing is the final stage of the UCAS application process, starting when A Level results are released. It’s your chance to find a university place if you don’t hold any offers. Keep reading to hear Rachael’s story about Clearing…
A Level results day has just passed and I can’t stop thinking about how I felt this time last year. I had just gotten my results, gotten into my first choice University and was initially filled with excitement and wonder about what the year ahead would hold. However, it didn’t take long for the nerves and uncertainty to set in along with an overwhelming sense of self-doubt
A-level results day was the day that confirmed that I was never going to university- or so I thought. By the time 6th Form was coming to an end, unlike the rest of my friends, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life.
So, you’ve spent weeks revising, days stressing, hours in hot exam halls and it all boils down to the minute you open up your results.
It is A Level results day and you’ve hit a slight bump on the road to university; you haven’t got the grades that you needed and have been put into clearing.
Results day… the day you will have had marked on your calendar from the very start of the year. However terrifying the thought of it may be, the reality is that for some of us who want to go to university, it’s a very important day, one that could decide your future.
The expected route into uni is to choose your firm and insurance choice but and then attend one of these two, but this is not always the way! Unfortunately some students don’t achieve the grades to attend their two choices so have to go through what is known as ‘Clearing’.
It’s this time of the year that all of you, who are now applying to universities, probably are a bit worried about your results – whether you’ve made it, or you didn’t perform that well…