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Do you reckon unis like Imperial and UCL will enter clearing this year since top grades are expected to be much lower than previous years, resulting in many more people missing their offers?
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Do you reckon unis like Imperial and UCL will enter clearing this year since top grades are expected to be much lower than previous years, resulting in many more people missing their offers?
It is Imperial's policy to never use Clearing and I don't see them changing it this year.

However, their medicine course did enter UCAS Extra... so make of that what you will.
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Do you reckon unis like Imperial and UCL will enter clearing this year since top grades are expected to be much lower than previous years, resulting in many more people missing their offers?
Most top Unis will do their best to avoid being in Clearing for reputational reasons.
They would rather take a few 'near miss' or 'offer alternative course' folk to fill any spaces than put courses into Clearing.
You can always phone them on Results Day to check - but dont get your hopes up.
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Do you reckon unis like Imperial and UCL will enter clearing this year since top grades are expected to be much lower than previous years, resulting in many more people missing their offers?
Very very unlikely they will enter clearing. They dont any year. As for your statement about grades being lower that isnt true. It might prove to be lower than last year.but they are still expected to be double the percentages they were in 2019 and earlier. They didnt enter clearing then and wont now. Last year 17 RGs didnt enter clearing last year and most years 1/2 dozen or so font enter clearing.
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top grades are expected to be much lower than previous years, resulting in many more people missing their offers?
What makes you think that? grade distributions are being pegged between 2019 and 2020-21.
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Doubtful. UCL and even LSE kept the door open in terms of their language around clearing in the last couple years (a stark change for LSE), but did not ultimately use it. As above even if they are "short" on results day, they can just as well be more "flexible" for near misses etc.

Part of this may be reputational but part may be practical - are they likely to find someone as or more qualified than one of their near miss offer holders in clearing? Since clearing is normally used by those who missed their grades, and their courses tend to require very high results, it seems unlikely that they'd find a "better" option in clearing.

But who knows! Admissions has been all over the place over the last few years so never say never. But don't bank on it either
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