Statement on A-Level results

As school pupils in England, Northern Ireland and Wales received their A-Level results today, we’re delighted that figures show there has been yet another increase on previous years in the numbers of students from Wales who have already been accepted and placed via UCAS on to a university course.

A spokesperson for Universities Wales said: “Congratulations to students who’ve collected their results and are now looking forward to a rewarding higher education experience at one of our universities. For those who are still undecided about their options, or maybe did not get the grades they had hoped for, it is important not to panic. Universities in Wales are providing places through clearing and there are advisors waiting to discuss the most suitable options open to them..

“Our campuses span the length of the country, and offer students the chance to study in a diverse range of locations whilst delivering the best possible learning experiences. With the employability rates of our graduates at consistently high levels, a degree at a Welsh university is not only a rewarding experience, but can provide many young people with the best possible start to a successful career.”

For those pupils who did not quite get the exam grades they’d hoped or indeed did better than they expected, a range of options are available via the Clearing route. Last year, a record 61,000 students found a place through Clearing and it is likely to be the same story this year as prospective students explore the options that will suit them best. Further advice is available from Careers Wales or you can contact the UCAS Clearing Hotline 2015 (Freephone 0800 121 40 80) or the clearing centres at any of our universities using the links below: