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What exactly is clearing?

PUBLISHED: 16:36 20 August 2012 | UPDATED: 22:04 21 February 2013

Even if A-Level results don't bring the news you or your child is after, there are always other options...

What exactly is clearing?


Watch our video to find out what your child should do if they havent got the marks they hoped for

As tens of thousands of students sit nervously anticipating their A-Level results worried that they may not get the results they need to get into the University of their choice, many parents will be just as tense.

So how worried are you? Are you wondering what will happen if your child doesnt get their needed and desired grades? Do you know what you can do to help if they dont get on the course they wanted to or if they dont get their first choice University?

Even if A-Level results dont bring the news you or your child is after, there are always other options, so the main thing is not to panic.

One such option is clearing, but with many students and parents finding the system a struggle to get to grips with, it can pose problems of its own.

So how much help will you be to your child if they need to go through the clearing process? And what do you and your child need to know to make sure they get into the right University for them? Watch our video to find out

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