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“It may be that in a few years’ time, the drama of A-Level results day will have dissipated entirely”

By Emran Mian  

University students at their graduation ceremony ©Chris Ison/PA Wire/Press Association Images

We’re in the middle of the “clearing” period—the process by which universities fill the places left on their courses. This is the last act in the drama of university admissions, where students who haven’t met the entrance criteria for their chosen university try to find another institution. The trouble is that, by keeping our eyes on UCAS, A-Level results day and the melee that follows, we fail to notice…

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