'It's all I talk about': crunch time for sixth-formers to decide on university places

School leavers tell of the stress of having to make important decisions while coronavirus throws UK education into disarray

The final year of school is always stressful but at least it follows a familiar template: revision, exams, results, and – hopefully – celebrations. For this year’s A-level students, however, everything they hoped for has been turned on its head by the coronavirus pandemic.

Sixth-formers now have to make important decisions based on uncertain information: will their teacher-assessed grades be lower? Will they still get their place at university? Will they need to take exams in the autumn? When will they even know? They need to decide on their first choice of university by 18 June, although some universities will still consider applications after that to defer for a year.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: 'It's all I talk about': crunch time for sixth-formers to decide on university places ———

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