More Scots secure uni places

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28,130 Scots-domiciled students have secured a place at university so far this year, a record high at A Level results day.

The figures, published this morning by UCAS, represent an increase of 790 (3%) compared to this point last year.

An additional 3,330 students have been placed since Scottish results day on August 4, following a record 156,000 Higher passes this year.

Many of the Scots students can thank their exam grades
Many of the Scots students can thank their exam grades

 

Cabinet Secretary for Education Angela Constance said: “Scottish results saw a record number of Scots students accepted to university compared to the same point last year and I am absolutely delighted to see that the trend has continued into this week with another record and more than 3,000 Scots placed at university since last week’s UCAS figures.

“This is further positive news for Scottish students and stands Scottish education in very good stead, but for those still musing over what to do next, help is at hand.

“The clearing system remains open and anyone who needs advice on options can phone the Skills Development Scotland exams results helpline on 0808 100 8000 up to the end of Friday.

“With an increase in Higher awards and with a record percentage of school leavers in employment, education or training, this is an exciting time for Scottish education. I would like to wish every student starting a course in Scotland this coming semester the very best of success.”

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