At A level, I studied English Language, French and Spanish. An interesting BUT challenging combination – I am sure you will agree! I excelled in English Language but the two languages often left me feeling deflated and tongue-tied. The morning of results day is the WORST – I won’t lie to you! I had felt … Continue reading My Clearing Story
If, like me, you believed you were destined to go into Clearing before you even laid eyes on your results, then you will probably believe that it will be the worst thing anyone has gone through ever. Whilst not being the single greatest moment of your life. The truth is that clearing is nowhere near … Continue reading 16 Hours of Clearing
My story with Clearing began when I attended a graduation here at the University of York. I was blown away by how beautiful the university was and at the friendliness of the people. Prior to this, I was a student at another university. However, I knew as soon as I came to York that this … Continue reading Clearing: My Journey
Feelings about Clearing Before results day I was filled with anxiety, during the summer of year thirteen the fear of results day looms over you. I originally intended to take a gap year, but after receiving my results my mother advised me to go through clearing. Neither of us had any knowledge of the processes … Continue reading My Clearing Experience
The idea of Clearing was something that had always been imposed upon me by my sixth form leaders as some sort of stressful labyrinth that was to be avoided at all costs. Although this mentality may have encouraged me to adopt a strict revision schedule, it definitely didn’t do anything to calm my nerves for … Continue reading My Experience in Clearing
My clearing experience can only really be described as an emotional rollercoaster of events. There were times of joy, excitement, stress, worry and overall relief as I went through the process. I hope my story will reassure anyone who, like me, worries about rejection, failure, stress, and the unknown. Trust me, if I, a rather … Continue reading A Festival of Clearing
I’d finished my exams, packed up my stuff, and was driving out of the school gates. “That’s it!” I thought, “I’m off to Durham!”. Two months later I wasn’t so confident. Perhaps it hadn’t gone as well as I thought. Results day Then results day came. I was still in the car when UCAS updated. … Continue reading Clearing – Keep Calm and Carry On!
Advice for getting the most out of Clearing Contact your head of Sixth Form One of the first things to do is to contact your head of Sixth Form. They have experience dealing with students in this situation and will be happy to help. Contact universities you’ve previously applied to Some of the advice I was given … Continue reading Historical Archaeology via Clearing