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A-level students receive their results this morning (picture courtesy of Norton Radstock College)

Press Release - 17 August 2006

A-level results: the race for clearing places begins

A-level students looking to find a place at the University of Bath through clearing will need to be quick off the mark this year as only a limited number of courses have space available.

Despite the required entry level qualification remaining high, with the average student needing at least two As and one B at A level or equivalent to secure their place, many courses have met their home and overseas targets in advance.

“This years’ admissions figures reflect the University’s position as one of the UK’s top ten universities. High demand from UK students has continued, and overseas student numbers are showing an increase,” said Leslie Currie, Head of the Undergraduate Admission Office at the University.

“There has been much debate about the perceived increase in the cost of going into higher education and the impact that would have on applications, but we haven’t seen a real fall in demand for places at Bath.”

The University does not expect any change in the number of first year undergraduate students at the University, with admissions targets for 2006/7 remaining at around 2,500 students.

Following the publication of A-level results today (Thursday 17 August), the University will be working hard to review the results of all of those holding an offer for a degree course. Applicants can check their place has been confirmed by visiting the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website at (see Related Links).

Places that are available at Bath through clearing can be viewed at The site will be constantly updated as the situation is expected to change hourly. For more information call the Clearing Hotline on 01225 383180.

“Last year we received over 2,000 calls during clearing,” said Lee Hennessey, Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer at the University. “Improvements made to the UCAS online system means that we expect fewer calls this year.

“However the lines will be busy so we recommend students have all the relevant details at their fingertips so they can get the information they need as soon as they get through.”

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