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A level results

Information and options for students who have received their A level results.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Today (19 August 2010) more than 561,000 UK students will receive their A level results.

Universities Minister David Willetts congratulated students on their hard work. He urged those who have received their required grades and have a confirmed place with a university to now ensure they have applied for student finance.

For those that did not obtain the required grades, they can enter the process known as Clearing. This provides another chance to secure a university place with last-minute vacancies.

For students whose exam results exceeded the conditions of their firm choice, Adjustment offers the opportunity to secure an alternative university course.

For more information and advice, call the Exam Results Helpline on 0808 100 8000.

Mr Willetts said:

“It is a very exciting time for all those who receive their results today and I congratulate everyone on their hard work and hope they got the results they need to fulfil their aspirations.

“There are more university places than ever before and already 380,000 applicants have got confirmed places at university. For those who have sadly not done as well they hoped, there are places available in clearing.

“Of course, university is not the only route into well-paid and fulfilling work. That is why we are also investing so much in Further Education and 50,000 extra high-quality apprenticeships.”

Published 19 August 2010