A-Level results have risen for the 29th consecutive year which is great news for students but it does mean they now face an even tougher battle for university places. The pass rate for 2011 has increased overall, however, there has been no significant change in A* and A grades for A-Level results. Competition among students applying for medical school and biomedical science has been the most fierce with a large number of students missing out on places. In addition, with tuition fees rising in September 2012, the intense race for a university place has reached new heights.

On results day many students had serious problems trying to log onto UCAS to find out their results. The UCAS website was down for a long period of time so students were unable to access their results. This impeded the students who didn’t get the grades they needed and wanted to go through clearing.

Despite this, many private tutees got the grades they needed so tutor house would like to say a big congratulations to those students who are going on to their chosen universities!

For those students who did not achieve the grades they had hoped for – don’t panic! There are many options available to you. Any students or parents who would like some advice on what to do next, please call tutor house and we will be happy to help.