Clearing and Adjustment 2021

Clearing is how universities and colleges fill any places they still have on their courses. 

From 6 July – 20 October, you can apply for a course using Clearing if you’re not already holding an offer from a university or college, and the course still has places.

You can use Clearing if:

  • you’re applying after 30 June
  • you didn’t receive any offers (or none you wanted to accept)
  • you didn’t meet the conditions of your offers
  • you've paid the multiple choice application fee of £25
  • you’ve declined your firm place using the ‘decline my place’ button in Track

For more information look on the UCAS website:


If you achieve higher grades than you expected on results day, you can try to secure a place on a more competitive course using Adjustment. For more information look here:

Success Stories

  • Many applications have already been sent off
  • Many students have received offers from universities
  • Some students have been called for interviews, including at Oxford, KCL, Manchester and Keele
  • Some students have already accepted their firm and insurance choices


Activities that have been happening in school to support with UCAS applications

  • Tutorial lessons
  • Support during IS lessons
  • Drop in sessions with members of the Sixth Form Team
  • Meetings with our careers advisor, Mrs Adam
  • Practice interviews with Mr Armitage – a Cambridge graduate and Head of Careers at UCLS (pictured below) 
  • Practice interviews over Teams
  •  MG 2923Discussions with alumni over Teams

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Useful Links


UCAS - How to Write an Undergraduate Personal Statement

The Complete University Guide - League Tables

Times Higher Education - How to Apply to University

Times Higher Education - Completing Your University Education

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