Al Level results are out in SW19, and it looks like it was a “good news day”. The numbers of A Level candidates applying to university dipped this year, so it’s a buyer’s market for degree course places.
That means for many A Level students there will be a lot of hot phoning with Admissions Tutors through the UCAS Clearing System. For some it will be in a bid to trade up, because they got better grades than predicted.
For others, disappointed with their grades, it will be an attempt to find a suitable course. These are the students whose A Level results don’t match the offer requirements from their first and “insurance” choices. Yet!
Room to Negotiate over your A Levels
Whichever – what is truly important is taking the phone calls seriously, and treating them each as an interview. (Hopefully, one call will be enough!) Interview coaching and practice can make a world of difference, and just one session with Judy E http://judye.co.uk/interview-skills-coaching-in-sw19/ could make world of difference.
It really isn’t too late to change your mind about getting a degree.
- The University of East London for one says you could be in with a chance: “Find your preferred course using our course search,” says UEL. “Give us a call to see if there are places available for September on (0)20 8223 3333. It’s worth calling even if you don’t quite have enough UCAS points as we may be able to help.”
- De Broc School of Business (Clearing hotline: 0800 158 5326) has places available on their three year undergraduate degrees, which are also available as four year courses incorporating a Foundation Year. You can choose from EIGHT BA (Hons) courses in Business.
If you haven’t applied for university or you don’t hold any offers yet, don’t worry. You can still apply through UCAS, . Clearing is open to applications until late September, provided there are spaces available. Remember though -clearing places are given on a first-come, first-served basis.