UCAS' response to government announcement on the awarding of A levels or Welsh Baccs 2020

In response to the announcements across the UK regarding the awarding of A levels, UCAS is now working with universities, colleges, and schools to support students to understand their options and achieve their place in higher education.
Posted Mon 17 August 2020 - 16:27

At the moment, 69% (193,420) of 18 year old main scheme applicants across the UK are placed with their first choice university, which is higher than at the same point last year

For those students who were not placed with their firm (or insurance) choice university, our advice is that you don’t need to make your decision immediately. Speak with your parents, guardians, and teachers, and then your first conversation will need to be to your firm (or insurance) choice university. Once your university has your ‘Centre Assessed Grades (CAG)’ via exam bodies they can make a decision as to whether there is a place at your preferred choice.

We will be issuing new advice for students and schools and this will be sent directly to students as soon as they are able to take a decision.

UCAS is working with Universities UK and the education sector, and whilst the decision is with the individual university, we will do everything we can to support students to use their CAGs to secure the best possible outcome.

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Notes for editors

UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, is an independent charity, and the UK's shared admissions service for higher education. We manage almost three million applications, from around 700,000 people each year, for full-time undergraduate courses at over 380 universities and colleges across the UK.

In Scotland, there is a substantial section of higher education that is not included in UCAS' figures. This is mostly full-time higher education provided in further education colleges, which represents around one third of young full-time undergraduate study in Scotland – this proportion varies by geography and background within Scotland. Accordingly, figures on applications and application rates in Scotland reflect only those applying for full-time undergraduate study through UCAS.

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