A Level Results Day

Personal Character Can't Be Measured By A-levels

Michael Mercieca | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Mercieca

Every year, in the middle of August, we congratulate young people across the UK for their A-level results. That day's media is packed with stories of success and failure. There is the usual debate about whether the exams are getting easier or harder, coupled with mountains of footage of students opening envelopes and photos of despair and elation. The following day we all go back to normal. Until next year.

Clearing the Way: How Can Universities Remain Attractive in the Face of Financial Pressures and Corporate Alternatives?

Jon Bennett | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK
Jon Bennett

This week, the pressure is on for students to find a place and for universities to win them over. But after the mad rush to bring in last minute recruits will come the even bigger challenge; to compete successfully over the long term in a marketplace with more players and more competition than ever before.

A Parent's Guide To Dealing With A-Level Results Day

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Parents

A-level results are released on Thursday 13 August 2015 and it can be a stressful day for both students and parents. Teenagers can feel as if their...

Clearing 2014: Advice From The Survivors

The Huffington Post | Tasha Kleeman | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

After months of suspense, results day is finally in sight. As a wave of dread washes over the nation’s 17 year olds, there is one thing on everyone...

The Countdown to My Fate Sealed in an Envelope

Tasha Okeke | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

Just like everyone else, I'm going through the standard results day countdown emotions - questioning if I wrote in blue ink instead of black, if I even did the right paper, if I knew what I was doing in the exam, making plans B, C, D and E if results day doesn't go to plan.

The University Challenge: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Holly Whittaker | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Whittaker

Whether you decide to go to university or not: you will have fun, you will meet people and make friends, and you will learn. Just make sure it is on your terms - and know that you do have the support around you, whatever you decide.

Dyslexic Pupil Wins Cambridge Place

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Dyslexic teenager Penny Banks is celebrating after landing a place at Cambridge University, despite having struggling with writing since she was youn...

Number Of A Grades Falls For Second Year In A Row

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The number of A and A* grades awarded to this year's A-level students has fallen for the second year in a row, official figures revealed on Thursday. ...

Clever Students May Be Forced Out Of University, Warns School Leader

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Clever students predicted to score an A and two Bs but who drop a grade and get three Bs in their A-levels could find themselves forced out of univers...

Accept Failure And Move On, Academic Urges Disappointed Students

PA | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Sixth-formers who miss out on their predicted A-level grades should not dwell on the disappointment, and realise the situation could be worse, accordi...

Judgement Day For A-Level Students

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A frantic day of clearing got underway on Thursday morning as teenagers found out their A-level results. Students across the country are nervously ...

LIVE BLOG: A-Level Results Day 2013

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Today's the day thousands of you have been waiting for: A-level results. Whether you've got the results you wanted, you didn't *quite* get them, or...

Want to Go Places but Not University? - Don't Follow the Crowd

Fiona McBride | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Fiona McBride

Thursday is the day school leavers have been anticipating and dreading since the end of exams all those months ago. A-Level results day is here and it's time to make those vital decisions about where to go next.