More students go straight to clearing as Russell Group universities drop grades

This year 12,410 students decided to wait until after their A-level results before looking for a university place, the highest number on record.  While the entry requirement for each course are advertised online, universities are usually prepared to accept students with A-level grades well below their official offer during the clearing process.  A Daily… The figures, published by the university admissions service Ucas, show there is a growing number of 18-year-olds who favour applying to universities once they have received their grades.  More students than ever are going straight into clearing, as Russell Group universities drastically drop their entry requirements to scoop up extra students.  

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