• Office for Students wades into unconditional university offers storm

    One of the first orders of business at the new Office for Students will be to investigate the sharp rise in unconditional university offers, and it will “take action” if these are found to adversely affect pupils. Unconditional offers – which promise university places to pupils regardless of their A-level results – allow pupils to

    5.00 Apr. 28th, 2018 | News

  • Talk to pupils about university when they're 10, Ucas tells schools

    Schools should do more to encourage pupils as young as 12 to think about their post-18 choices, the University and College Admissions Service has said, sparking a call for better careers funding. For its latest report, Through the lens of students, Ucas surveyed more than 16,000 recent university applicants about how their perceptions of higher

    0.01 Jul. 21st, 2016 | News

  • State school pupils will “struggle” to access top universities after government A-level reform

    State schools will “struggle” to get to grips with university admission changes driven by the government’s A-level reforms – pushing them further behind their private school peers, a forum heard today. Some universities have overhauled their admission process after the government’s new linear A-level reforms. Higher education institutions relied on AS-levels to offer places, however

    18.01 Jun. 30th, 2016 | News

  • A level pupils face hefty phone bills to call clearing hotlines

    Students needing to call universities in the scramble for places due later this week can expect to face considerable phone charges, an exclusive Schools Week investigation can reveal. Only 14 universities offer Freephone numbers for young people to call during clearing – and one university charges callers at a business rate. A level results will

    20.00 Aug. 11th, 2015 | Exam results, News

  • How can teachers help during UCAS Clearing?

    A level results day can be traumatic for students who miss their university offer grades – but what can teachers do to help?   It can be devastating if pupils you’ve worked with for years misses the grades they need to take their university place. UCAS Clearing can help students find a place despite their

    15.22 Aug. 11th, 2015 | Exam results, News