Record number of University places confirmed for Scottish students

Record number of University places confirmed for Scottish students

A record number of Scottish students have secured a place at a Scottish university despite a year-on-year fall in pass rates for pupils sitting Scottish exams.

Figues from Ucas reveal that more than 29,800 had their university applications confirmed, a rise of 4 per cent on the previous year.

Official figures from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) released on Tuesday show that there were 191,951 entries for Higher exams in 2018, with 147,419 attaining a pass grade of A- C.

SQA exam results released in Scotland

Ucas’ chief executive Clare Marchant said: “Congratulations to everyone who has had their place confirmed – today marks the next step of your life journey.

“The record proportion of young people accepted, and in particular 18-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds, is great news for Scottish higher education.”

‘The record proportion of young people accepted, and in particular 18 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds, is great news for Scottish higher education.

‘If you haven’t got the grades you were hoping for, or if you’ve recently thought about applying, ucas.com has all the Clearing information you need, including the up-to-date official list of available courses."

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