Clearing can be a bit of a minefield, but an important one to get your head around. This is the rest of your life we’re talking about. When university clearing comes around every August it pays to be informed and to know your options so you can have a plan, whatever the outcome may be.
If your grades aren’t quite what you expected there’s no need to panic. Take note of the advice below from people who’ve said that their disappointing grades were just a chance to reflect and to work out exactly what they want to do in life. It’s not the end of the world, in fact it could be the very start of seeing a bit more of it.
Read on for the answers to your most asked questions about clearing and how an unplanned gap year could be the best thing that ever happened to you.
Your plans to go straight to university have fallen through. Singer/songwriter Marie Naffah explores why a gap year is a great option.
Tom Smith took his first gap year five years ago and has never looked back. Here he tells us how his experiences have shaped his life and why travelling is such an incredible thing to do.
It can be a shock if you have a gap year plan and suddenly you have to take A-level resits. Harriet Lawrence explains why you need to get the right results before you go.
Coming back from a gap year? This career planner will help you understand annual graduate recruitment trends, and how to make the most of them.
With A-level results day approaching, not getting your grades is a reality for some. But hey, don't worry, we've got it covered in our questions on clearing.
The approach of A level results is a stressful time for parents as well as young people. Your child might be considering a gap year. Here's everything you need to know.
Doing badly in your exams doesn't have to be the end of the world. This writer decided to use the opportunity to take a gap year, and it was the best decision he ever made.
If things don't go to plan on results day, you may find yourself faced with an unexpected gap year. It could be the best thing that ever happened to you.
Clearing isn't for everyone. If you haven't got into your choice of uni, one alternative is to take a gap year and re-apply the following year. It's not a decision to be taken lightly.
Clearing is a UCAS service that helps people without a university or college place to find suitable vacancies on higher education courses. Is it right for you?