As of September 20th, 2018, the academic intake year seen a total of 60,100 hopeful students accepted through the UCAS clearing process. Not only was this figure 150 higher than the previous year, it broke a new record for the number of students in total who had been taken in through clearing. Unfortunately, despite the incredible number of success stories which have generated from the clearing process, in 2019, there still exists a major stigma around it. In this article, we set out to quash the myths and provide you with a factual realisation of the benefits of clearing.
The attainment gap between privileged and disadvantaged GSCE students will take over 100 years to close, while poor access to technology for pupils from deprived areas is thwarting UK businesses, experts say.
The Education Policy Institute recently published its annual report on the state of education in England, and found that the disadvantage gap at the end of secondary school has shown a significant slowdown in the rate of gap closure over the last few years – threatening the ambition of significantly greater social mobility.
Results day can be an emotional time for students. Many young people will turn to their teachers for advice about what to do and, if they don’t achieve the grades they expected, or did better, what this means for them. Mohammed Jakhara, Head of Department for the Institute of Education at the University of Derby, offers his advice on Clearing to teachers.
Five top tips for teachers supporting their students through Clearing:
The UK’s College of the Year, Fareham College is one of 52 colleges nationally, and one of only nine in the South East, chosen by the Department for Education to pilot T-levels: a new technical qualification intended as a vocational alternative to A-levels.
Preeya Kaur studies Economics and Finance, she shares her clearing experiences in her video - how she felt on the day, how the university supported her and all her other worries.