Barking and Dagenham A level results due

08:59 16 August 2012

File photo dated 10/06/05 of exams in progress. Exams have become easier and the testing system is now "discredited", the Education Secretary Michael Gove has said.

File photo dated 10/06/05 of exams in progress. Exams have become easier and the testing system is now "discredited", the Education Secretary Michael Gove has said.

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Thousands of Barking and Dagenham teenagers are eagerly awaiting their A level results this morning (Thurs).

The grades will have a huge impact on their future careers at a time when the job market is tough due to economic uncertainty around the world.

Most schools in the borough are expecting pupils to start arriving from 10am to collect their results. Post reporters will be out and about to record this important moment in their lives.

Nationwide UCAS has processed all results and as of midnight 357,915 applicants have been accepted into a university or college, compared with 384,649 on results day last year. This represents a fall of 6.95 per cent.

A total of 629,140 people have so far applied this year to higher education institutions in the UK, compared with 681,593 at the same point in 2011. Over 10,000 have already applied directly into Clearing.

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 8am to see if they have been accepted or are eligible for Clearing. Students should also check their email and the post for Confirmation letters.


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