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Students scramble to find university places

Macclesfield students who failed to get their predicted grades are now among a nation-wide group scrambling for the last few remaining university places through clearing.

Macclesfield students who failed to get their predicted grades are now among a nation-wide group scrambling for the last few remaining university places through clearing.

While 112 A Level students at Fallibroome High School were accepted onto their chosen courses, 18 were left fighting to start higher education in what university admissions service UCAS says is the most competitive in a decade.

Lynn Hindley, head of sixth form at Fallibroome High School, said: "Results day had a very different feel about it this year. The students were less concerned about their results and more concerned about whether they had got into university.

"The students were fairly au fait with the national picture and were prepared with phone numbers when they came into school."

Lynn, who opened up the school an hour earlier than usual so students were among the first to fight for clearing, added: "Eighteen students went into clearing and by the end of Thursday nine of them had places.

"We are continuing to work with the remaining students, some of them may decide to take a year out and reapply or resit next year."

 
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