A Level Results

Make Room for Adjustment

John Walmsley | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
John Walmsley

Exam results season is upon us once again, bringing with it an air of nervous tension which students must endure before results day and the freedom of the summer break and the potential wonders of university life can begin. It all seems a little daunting at this point doesn't it? Well, it doesn't need to be.

Expensive Uni Books Can Cost Degrees

Charlotte Mason | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Mason

How universities can expect Arts students, for example, to pay £9,000 for a reading-based degree with the essential ingredients not included, I don't know... Expensive reading lists are an irritating, tiresome and unnecessary addition to the financial burden already placed on students, and it makes the annual £9,000 tuition fee seem even more of a rip-off than we originally thought.

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Comedy

It's been a week for leaping... Local students seem happy with their A Level results: pic.twitter.com/sM2r9hh7uN— Nick Pettigrew (@Nick_Pettigrew...

Today's Funniest A-Level Results Day Tweets

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

This morning, our Twitter feeds have been bombarded with results day excitement. As social media goes A-level crazy, here are some of our favourite tw...

Girls' A-level Choices are Locking Them Out of Creative Industries Too

Polly Courtney | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Polly Courtney

The idea that painters, writers, dancers, designers and musicians can exist on the basis of their creativity alone is misplaced and out of date. I am one of a small but growing number of creative who benefits from a scientific background.

A-Level Disappointment Can Be Turned to Students' Advantage

Dr Matthew Smith | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Matthew Smith

It is always worth keeping in mind that disappointment can be turned into an opportunity. Life works out in different ways and disappointments like not achieving the A-Levels results you desired are part of life.

University Isn't for Everyone - Politicians Need to Promote Apprenticeships Amongst School Leavers

Richard Grice | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Grice

For too long, a stigma clouded apprenticeships. But now that stigma has gone. A degree is no longer the only route that the ambitious and capable can take on their way to fulfilling their potential. Apprenticeships are a wholly viable option. A-Level leavers must make the choice that is right for them as individuals.

Clearing - My Experience

Matt Long | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Long

If you missed your grades on Thursday, remember to be open-minded and stay positive. I had not considered Greenwich University despite the fact that they offered the ITMB course that I wanted to study and I have had the most amazing three years. I haven't looked back, you have to take the opportunities and challenges life throws at you and turn them in to positives.

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 ...

Didn't Get Your A-Level Grades, What Now?

Alex Dyer | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Clearing: if you've just missed out on your conditional offer don't worry, call both Universities and see what they say. I would advise you to write four or five bullet points down which you can refer back to when you're on the phone.

A Rock Star's Guide to Coping After Not Getting Your Grades at School

Alice Cooper | Posted 16.10.2012 | Home
Alice Cooper

So I've heard that this week is the dreaded week when students find out whether or not they got the A-level grades they were after. Scarier than Halloween? Maybe. Sure I think education is super-important, and hopefully the effort you put into your studies will wow the crowd and get you where you want to go. But now I think it's time to tell you a little story about my total complete lack of academic will power. It's this underlying lack of interest in all of the pencils, books, teachers, dirty looks... all of this led me to write a song called School's Out. Maybe you've heard it...

Lucy Sherriff

EXCLUSIVE: Thousands Of Students Left In Limbo By Ucas Errors

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of students have been left in the dark as to whether or not they have been accepted into their chosen universities, after several Ucas blund...

Clearing Up the Confusion – How to Spot Fact From Fiction in the University Clearing Process

Lynn Grimes | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Lynn Grimes

It's a stressful time of year for thousands of students getting their A level results and with rises in tuition fees, media claims that applications are down and places are few, it can be a confusing one too.

Hundreds Of Pretty Girls Expected To Pass A-Levels Today

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Hundreds of attractive young women are expected to pass their A-Levels today. As a result, many of them will secure places on newspaper front pages...

'The Patriarchy Is Unrepentant': Sexy A-Levels Blog Closes

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

It's Thursday. It's the second week of August. So it must be time for sexy A-levels? Except the infamous blog, which chronicles the epidemic of new...

Can Home-Schooling Be Just As Effective As School?

PA | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Eli Ingle says his exam successes show it is possible to be educated at home right up to A-level. Hundreds of families across the UK every year cho...

Teenagers Await A-Level Results As Experts Predict Pass Rate Will Stall

PA | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are waking up to their A-level results, with many hoping that their grades will be good enough to sec...

Top Tips for Clearing - How to Find Your Perfect University Place

Alison Cooper | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Alison Cooper

I know that clearing can be a worrying time for students who don't get the A-level grades they were hoping for when they are published on Thursday - but my message is very clear: keep calm, and don't panic.

Exam Results are Testing for Parents Too

Gill Oliver | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Gill Oliver

It's that time of year again. Teenagers all over the UK will find out this and next week whether or not they've got the A level and GCSE results they were hoping for. Nail-biting doesn't quite cover it. And I'm talking about the parents, not the students. I know this, because I am one.

UCAS Clearing: Six (Rather Harsh) Choices to Make

Korina Karampela | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Korina Karampela

I'd like to share six (rather harsh) choices I suggest your children consider, if they plan to enter Clearing. As George Clooney's character Chris Kelvin (the protagonist in the sci-fi movie Solaris) says: "There are no answers, only choices."

A-Level Pass Rates 'Set To Stall'

PA | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than one in four A-levels are expected to be awarded at least an A grade this year, but pass rates are set to stall, it was predicted on Sunday. ...

Diver Daley Straight A Record On Twitter

PA | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

He has been accused of spending too much time doing media work rather than practicing at the swimming pool, but teenage diver Tom Daley clearly has no...

One In Eight Teenagers Scored 'Astonishing' A Grades

PA | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Around one in eight teenagers scored at least three A* or A grades at A-level this summer, official figures show. But the numbers achieving the equ...

Lucy Sherriff

Government Under Pressure To Reform As Four In Five Students Will Be Unsuccessful

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The government has come under further pressure to reform university admissions after new figures indicated 80% of A-level students competing for a pla...

Sunday Roundup

Carla Buzasi | Posted 20.10.2011 | UK
Carla Buzasi

The riots may be long gone, but the aftermath still dominated the front-pages this week, as the nation wrung its collective conscience and pondered whether harsh sentences that made an example of the guilty would dissuade copy-cat activities in the future. For thousands of sixth-form students, however, the only stats worth knowing were the percentages of those successfully making the grades necessary to secure them their first choice of university. With student fees set to rocket next year, unsurprisingly record numbers of would-be undergraduates were fighting for one of the coveted uni places - or just fighting to get a connection to the UCAS website, which crashed under the collective weight of the clearing scrabble.