A-level Results Day

Thousands of students across Birmingham have been picking up their A-Level results this morning. (Thurs 16th August 2012)

Thousands of students across The West Midlands have been picking up their A-Level results this morning. (Thurs 16th August 2012)

The proportion of students scoring at least an A grade in England, Wales and Northern Ireland has fallen for the first time in two decades.

It comes in the first year of dramatic fee rises that could see some paying up to 9 thousand pounds a year for their education.

There are reports that firms are seeing a surge in demand among A-level students for places on school-leaver training programmes. 

However, demand for degree courses is still strong and there is expected to be a massive scramble for places in clearing as many universities say there will be no spare places this year.  Around 50 thousand students found places through clearing last year.

So far this year, there have been more than 618,000 applications for about half a million places on degree courses, despite the rise in tuition fees. 

Find out more about clearing here:http://www.ucas.com/students/nextsteps/clearing/todo

Clearing guides at Universities in the West Midlands:


Aston University

Web: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/clearing/

tel: 0121 204 4444
Birmingham City University 
tel: 0121 331 6777
Have also created their own guide to clearing on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko8C0akHepI&feature=BFa&list=PL559E47E941E6D0BE
University of Birmingham
No specialised clearing site or contacts.
tel: 0121 414 2222


University of Warwick
tel: 0247 653 3544

Coventry University
tel: 0247 679 191 (opens 7am)


Keele University
tel: 0178 273 3000

Staffordshire University
tel: 0800 590 830

The Black Country:

University of Wolverhampton
tel: 0800 953 3222 (open 7am - 7pm 16th August, 8am - 5pm 17th August)


University of Worcester
tel: 0190 585 5111

email: clearing@worc.ac.uk