For some lucky students – despite the national concern over algorithmic A-level results – tomorrow will be the happiest day of their lives so far.
These are the cohort who have exceeded their expectations and scored higher grades than expected. This may not mean a bevy of A stars – but a couple of Bs where Cs had been threatened or Cs that had blossomed from predicted Ds.
Naturally, this opens up extra choices both in terms of courses as well as colleges. So what are your options in this cheering dilemma?
Stick to the place originally offered
You could frame your certificates, confirm the place you planned – and chill out. You wouldn’t be alone. Most people stick with the original place that they have, says James Durant of UCAS. “One of the main reasons for that is that they