STUDENTS across the region will receive their A-level results today.
At schools and colleges there will be celebrations and disappointment as students discover if they have obtained the required grades.
Results were due to be released early this morning.
Full coverage of this year’s A-levels will be in tomorrow’s Leader.
At Maelor School, Penley, headteacher Simon Ellis said: “These results reflect the years of hard work and effort the students have put in.
“We are delighted so many of our students will now be able to move to their university of choice or begin in their chosen careers we all wish them well for their future.”
After receiving their results many students will be able to start planning for university life as they hoped for, while others face going through the clearing process before getting a university place.
Julie Cowley, head of student recruitment at Glyndwr University, is urging people not to panic.
She said: “It’s important that students are familiar with the clearing process as, in the event they don’t get the results they envisaged, a front-footed response can pay dividends in securing an alternative place at university.
“On the day there will be thousands of students making fraught phone calls to admissions officers in an attempt to secure highly coveted places.
“Last year, UCAS reported 25,000 courses offered through clearing. It can be a daunting task to those who are unsure of the process so contingency planning can really help streamline the process.”
She added: “First, students who have narrowly missed their firm or insurance places by a slight grade drop shouldn’t be afraid to call the university directly and explain the situation. Universities can be sympathetic and teams of advisers will be able to offer guidance and give a decision, often immediately.
“Prospective students need to demonstrate determination and focus on getting their places at university on their own.”
Universities UK said universities are well prepared to deal with the busy admissions period as many applicants receive their exam results.
Paul Clark, director of policy, said: “Universities are prepared, as ever, for the busy admissions period this week.
“Despite the annual predictions of chaos, universities are very experienced in this area and admissions departments will cope remarkably well.”