What are Clearing and Adjustment?
Hopefully, when you get your A Level results, you get the grades that you were hoping for. However, if you do better than expected, or your grades don't quite match up to what had been predicted, there are options for your to explore.
If things don't go as planned on Results Day, the first thing to say is don't panic! This week we are going to look at two options to explore if things don't go as planned but you would still like to study Higher Education. These are Clearing and Adjustment through UCAS.
What is Clearing?
Clearing is how unis and colleges fill any places they still have on their courses. You can apply for a course using Clearing if you're not already holding an offer from a university or college, and the course still has places. To learn more about clearing, head over to the UCAS website.
What is Adjustment?
Adjustment is an optional service for students who meet and exceed the conditions of their firm choice. It gives them an opportunity to reconsider where and what to study, without losing their secure place. To find out what Adjustment means for you, follow the link below to read about Adjustment on the UCAS website.
Tasks for this week
Your task this week is to follow the two links above to read about and understand what Clearing and Adjustment mean for you.
If you would like to learn more about the processes for both, there are loads more information out there about both processes and if there are universities or colleges that you are particularly interested in, they may have information on their own sites about Clearing or Adjustment so it's a good idea to check the institution's own website too.