Teenagers face scramble for clearing places

Teenagers who fall just short of their predicted A-level grades next week are set to face a scramble for the last remaining top university places.

Many leading universities have already declared they are full, and will not be entering clearing this summer, while others expect to have just a handful of places available, a survey by the Press Association suggests

The University of Cambridge will not be taking part in clearing.

The University of East Anglia said it would have a limited number of places available, but added it was currently seeking "well-qualified applicants" through adjustment.