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    Hi,
    You know how btec students get their results first does that mean they are accepted into unis first? Are they then more open to the clearing courses available?
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    (Original post by hirallnb)
    Hi,
    You know how btec students get their results first does that mean they are accepted into unis first? Are they then more open to the clearing courses available?
    They will be accepted earlier if they meet their offers, yes.

    However they don't have an advantage in clearing as the majority of courses won't be open until results day. Anyone who has missed their form and insurance may be able to pick something up but it doesn't give them a major advantage.
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    (Original post by SarcAndSpark)
    They will be accepted earlier if they meet their offers, yes.

    However they don't have an advantage in clearing as the majority of courses won't be open until results day. Anyone who has missed their form and insurance may be able to pick something up but it doesn't give them a major advantage.
    ohhh ok, but even then arent they at more of an advantage than a level students because they can email and get into popular courses
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    (Original post by hirallnb)
    ohhh ok, but even then arent they at more of an advantage than a level students because they can email and get into popular courses
    depends if its like medicine and dentistry then no, dunno about anything else
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    (Original post by hirallnb)
    ohhh ok, but even then arent they at more of an advantage than a level students because they can email and get into popular courses
    No, because those courses won't know if they have spaces yet. The most popular courses will have given out all the offers they want to at this stage and will be waiting on results. If some students miss their A-level grades, get rejected and the course ends up with extra spaces, it will enter clearing.

    If a course has spaces available now, it's not that popular and will probably still have places available on results day.

    The only advantage to BTEC students imo is that they will have known they are going to be in this situation for a bit more time- so they won't be dealing with the shock of being rejected on results day.

    Students can enter the UCAS cycle at any time. Extra is still open, so some people may be looking for spaces right now regardless of what qualifications they have taken. However, this is a pretty small number of students and won't really affect what courses are in clearing on results day.
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    (Original post by SarcAndSpark)
    No, because those courses won't know if they have spaces yet. The most popular courses will have given out all the offers they want to at this stage and will be waiting on results. If some students miss their A-level grades, get rejected and the course ends up with extra spaces, it will enter clearing.

    If a course has spaces available now, it's not that popular and will probably still have places available on results day.

    The only advantage to BTEC students imo is that they will have known they are going to be in this situation for a bit more time- so they won't be dealing with the shock of being rejected on results day.

    Students can enter the UCAS cycle at any time. Extra is still open, so some people may be looking for spaces right now regardless of what qualifications they have taken. However, this is a pretty small number of students and won't really affect what courses are in clearing on results day.
    thank you!!
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    (Original post by hirallnb)
    Hi,
    You know how btec students get their results first does that mean they are accepted into unis first? Are they then more open to the clearing courses available?
    Yes, but note that many clearing places aren't made available until the week of the A-level Results.

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    Yes, but note that many clearing places aren't made available until the week of the A-level Results.

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    ok thanks
    is there a trend/pattern of what courses tend to come up in clearing, from unis in london??
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    (Original post by hirallnb)
    ok thanks
    is there a trend/pattern of what courses tend to come up in clearing, from unis in london??
    That's a rather broad question... which course are you considering? At which universities?
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    That's a rather broad question... which course are you considering? At which universities?
    law or medicine at
    qm, kings, middlesex, city, westminster
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    (Original post by hirallnb)
    law or medicine at
    qm, kings, middlesex, city, westminster
    Medicine is rarely in clearing. Off the top of my head SGUL and Liverpool were in clearing last year.
    By the way, you can still apply now to Medicine at Anglia Ruskin - direct without affecting your UCAS choices.
    https://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/apply...1D&route=U0962

    Law is often in clearing - including most of those universities (except, probably, KCL).
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Medicine is rarely in clearing. Off the top of my head SGUL and Liverpool were in clearing last year.
    By the way, you can still apply now to Medicine at Anglia Ruskin - direct without affecting your UCAS choices.
    https://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/apply...1D&route=U0962

    Law is often in clearing - including most of those universities (except, probably, KCL).
    if law is often in clearing at a good uni then isnt that an easy way into a popular course?
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    if law is often in clearing at a good uni then isnt that an easy way into a popular course?
    Why "easy"? They often don't relax entry requirements, and many universities don't guarante accommodation to clearing applicants.
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    oh i think the ts means that if an a level student who gets say A*BC and the btec gets D*DM yet the latter still gets into law through clearing.so btecs have better chances??
 
 
 
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