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'Buyer's market' for university places

Lots of choice for students

Island students seeking university places after receiving their A-Level results, may have more choice than for several years. 

A drop in the overall number of students across the UK choosing to go to university has produced a 'glut' of empty places.

That's good news for students who missed out on their first choice university, and those who did better in the exams than expected, and are taking a fresh look at what's available.

Island-wide, results showed an increase in the number of pupils achieving the exceptional A* grade - and there was a rise too, in the number of passes in the A*- B band.

School Improvement Advisor at the Department of Education Joel Smith says there's a lot of choice on offer to pupils:

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