A-LEVELS: Horsham district schools primed for results day

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Hundreds of pupils across Horsham district will learn whether they have achieved the needed grades to get into their first choice universities this morning.

Students from the College of Richard Collyer, The Weald in Billingshurst, and Christ’s Hospital will be among around half a million around the country collecting their A-level results.

Schools are expected to announce another record-breaking year, achieving better overall grades than in 2011.

UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, said that as of midnight the number of pupils accepted into a university or college had fallen by 6.95 per cent, down to 357,915.

Mary Curnock Cook, UCAS chief executive, said: “More than 300,000 applicants whose places are dependent on their grades are waiting to hear if they have been accepted today.

“Despite the fall in applications this year, entry to higher education remains competitive and we expect to see an active Clearing period. Over 25,000 courses are showing vacancies for UK applicants. More than 50,000 people found a course in Clearing last year. It is important that all students research course requirements thoroughly and think carefully before making a decision that is likely to affect their future career. Anyone considering applying again next year can research 2013 courses on our website now.”

Applicants can log in to Track on the UCAS website from 08:00 on results day to see if they have been accepted or are eligible for Clearing. Students should also check their email and the post for confirmation letters.

For more information visit UCAS’ Clearing website.