For those who have recently finished sixth form or college, the 10th August 2021 is likely to be one of the most important days of your life so far. That’s because this is when you’ll receive your A-level results, and discover whether you’ve made it into your first choice university, your reserve, or neither.
For those who fall into the latter camp, it can be a scary experience. Many of the students who don’t get the grades they hoped for claim to feel lost, directionless, and slightly overwhelmed. While this all sounds rather daunting, however, your hopes of attending university are far from over.
If you still want to continue with your education, you can try going through clearing instead, to find a place on another course and at a different institution. Here is what this means for your time at university.
For those who find themselves failing to achieve the grades they wanted, it is important to remember that your university journey is not finished. You can almost certainly still participate in higher education, but it may have to be a different course and/or at a different institution than the one you were hoping to attend.
Nonetheless, you’ll find you have plenty of options open to you, with some people able to either study the course they’d hoped to at a different university or attend the university they wanted to but study a different subject.
If you decide to go through clearing, you should think about your decision carefully, making sure you won’t be disappointed down the line if you settle for a university experience that’s different to the one you’d dreamed of.
One problem that will arise if you go through clearing is that you will need to sort your accommodation. Although you’ll have already picked out where you would like to live, you’ll need to do this again – and you may find your new university is no longer able to put you up in halls.
If this is the case, there are lots of other options to explore, and Study Inn has rooms available all year round. Ranging from premium student studio setups through to luxury student apartments, these can accommodate your every need, so you still get to enjoy living away from home for the first time whether you go through clearing or not.
Of course, your A-levels will be awarded differently to in previous years, which has led to some confusion among sixth-form students. Teachers will be asked to grade their students. These grades will be based on a combination of mock exams and coursework. However, this is not the only change to your learning that’s likely to result from covid-19.
Unlike in previous years, some students will find that lessons are delivered in both traditional and online formats. This means you’re likely to be spending more time in your accommodation than you otherwise might, so it’s especially important to pick your new home with care.
Want to find out more about the luxury student accommodations that are available from Study Inn? Then contact our team today. We are always happy to help with any questions or queries you might have.Back to news