Coronavirus: Most A-level students won’t sit 2020 exams

According to TES, just 5 per cent of A-level students are planning to sit their exams in the autumn according to a new survey, with the majority planning to start university courses this year.

The joint Ucas and YouthSight survey of 500 applicants found that nearly nine in 10 – 86 per cent – of respondents said they were continuing with their application as planned.

Over a quarter of respondents – 27 per cent – said they had received all of their offers but were waiting to make a firm choice where deadlines have been extended to give students more time to select their preferred offer.

More than half of respondents – 51 per cent – said they felt supported at the moment but would like more help. Nearly two in five – 37 per cent – reported that they felt fully supported with their applications, but this was higher among white applicants – 40 per cent – than BAME applicants, where 29 per cent said they felt fully supported.

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