exam candidates who did not receive offers in UCAS
A total of 150,000 exam candidates who did not receive offers in UCAS, or received lower grades at A-level than they predicted. These 150000 exam candidates will be chasing even fewer remaining vacancies than usual. We can only say if it suits, we suggest waiting a year.
Universities say a surge in applications, means those who miss out may face a longer wait to find a course. Or find a course they do not like.
Exam candidates using Ucas application who do not currently hold a place are around 20% higher than on results day last year. Thus 20 % more of competition. Records in 2021 university applications will be set. As the surge continues at a pace. We will know more at the start of the term when the data comes out.
Universities reported that more exam candidates have met their offer conditions. In normal years there is a bit of a hair cut on the number of pupils accept on a competitive course. Bringing the numbers in line to capacity. While this now the opposite is true. Exam candidates who narrowly missed their grade are more likely to be rejected by popular universities.
On Monday schools and exam centres received notification of their exam candidates A level grades.
School and exam centre leaders estimating more than 40% of entries were receiving the top A* and A grades this year.
Naturally there has been a particularly increase demand for health-related courses such as biomedicine. Along with more vocational subjects such as computing and economics.