The sleepless nights are nearly over for hundreds of teenagers across South Holland.
Tomorrow is A-level results day – and in next week’s Free Press we will be sharing their celebrations by publishing a 12-page special feature covering all the schools and colleges in our area.
In the meantime, students are being encouraged to start thinking about their future and organise their finances.
If you’ve changed your mind about what course you want to study, if you’ve done better than expected, if you’ve decided to apply late, or if you haven’t quite achieved the grades you need for your first-choice university, the UCAS Clearing process will help you to find the right course.
University-bound students who have not applied for financial support are being reminded to get their applications in early to ensure their funds are in place for the start of term.
Nichola Malton, assessment manager at the Student Loans Company, said: “We have been working hard to get the message out to students to apply early for their funding.
“If you’re starting university in the autumn or are planning to apply through Clearing once you get exam results through, you should apply now for finance.”
For information on student loans and grants contact Student Finance via www.gov.uk/student-finance.
A survey comissioned by Leeds Metropolitan University shows that 84 per cent of male students are confident they will achieve better or the same as their predicted grades versus 72 per cent of female students.
38 per cent of students are offered money as an incentive, with just over 1 in 9 offered a car, and nearly 1 in 9 offered a holiday.
Sixty-one per cent of students plan to share their results with their mum first, with just 7 per cent choosing their dad.
Only 70 per cent of East Midlands students were confident they will achieve better or the same as their predicted grades.