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A Level results day

Help at hand for students

It's A Level results day.

Students around the Island will get their results with many hoping to go to University.

This year has also seen more courses than ever available through the UCAS 'clearing' service for reserve university admissions, with many on offer at Britain's top institutions.

Two-thirds of Russell Group universities are advertising backup places today, with a wide variety open to Island applicants - who are classed as international students by them.

Around 50,000 A Level pupils used the clearing service in Britain last year.

Last minute help is on hand for Manx students who don't quite get the grades they're hoping for today (Thu).

All of the Island's schools and learning institutions will be offering advice on how to use it this morning.

Whatever results students may get, School Improvement Advisor on the Island, Joel Smith, says today is not the end of the education process.