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The number of A level graduates accepted onto law degrees has risen by 11 per cent to over 18,000 students.
Figures from UCAS released today show that 18,440 students have been accepted onto law degrees, up from 16,630 in 2012.
Across the board, a record number of students have been accepted to universities as nine per cent more students have been admitted onto a degree compared to last year. As of midnight on 14 August, 385,910 students were accepted into a UK university or college; an increase of 31,600.
Nearly all students accepted into a university succeeded in gaining their ‘firm choice’ degree; 345,300 students were admitted to their first choice institution.
Numbers for students who gained a place on a law degree over the last five years are as follows: in 2009, 16,730 students were accepted onto law degrees, in 2010 that number fell to 16,330. It rose again in 2011 to 17,220 before decreasing to 16,630. This year’s figure of 18,440 marks a rise of 1,810 students.
Mary Curnock Cook, UCAS chief executive, said: “The gateway to higher education swings open for many people today based on these results – congratulations to all of them.
“Demand for higher education has recovered after a dip last year and universities are keen to accept qualified applicants. For some that means going through Clearing where there are plenty of high quality vacancies.”
Lawyer 2B has advice on what to do if you have done better or worse than you expected in your A levels, and blogs from students who have successfully navigated Clearing or Adjustment.