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It's feared thousands of A'Level students won't get a university place this year due to record numbers of applications.
Following the recession the jobs market is tougher than ever, meaning many young people are hoping to continue their education.
Unfortunately many university's are not offering courses through clearing this year, because they have already received so many applications.
The University of Birmingham and Warwick University both say they have no space on their courses to go into clearing. They both received roughly ten applicants for every university place.
With qualified teenagers struggling to find work or get a place at university is has left many parents with unanswered questions about their children's future. Should I encourage my kids to consider taking A levels? Click here for help and advice from the Connexions service.
If you're trying to make sense of A level resuts and are thinking of applying to university or college, A and AS levels earn the following points in the 'UCAS Tariff':
Grade A level AS level
A* 140 n/a
A 120 60
B 100 50
C 80 40
D 60 30
E 40 20
Click here to find out more about the places that are on offer through clearing.