For students whose results weren't what they were expecting - either better or worse - trying to work out what to do next can be a daunting prospect. But help and a lot of options are at hand. Andy Bonner has been to Liverpool University to find out how to make the most of clearing:
Boys are finally starting to catch up with girls in achieving the very top 'A' level grades.
The proportion of A-levels scoring at least an A grade has fallen for the first time in more than 20 years, official figures showed today