David Willetts comments on A-Level results
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
“Congratulations to all those receiving their A-Level results today after many years of hard work. “There will be more students at university…
“Congratulations to all those receiving their A-Level results today after many years of hard work.
“There will be more students at university this autumn than ever before and we are repeating the 10,000 extra places this year.
“Already more than 338,000 applicants have achieved the grades they need and are now off to university. For those who don’t get the results they had hoped for, there are nearly 30,000 courses with vacancies available in clearing.
“It is also worth looking at the other options including studying part time, with other organisations offering degrees, or looking for an apprenticeship. You can also choose to reapply next year. Under our new reforms graduates will have to make a greater contribution towards the cost for their degree, but there will be more generous financial support available while you study and fairer repayment arrangements when you leave university.”
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Published: 18 August 2011