There's been a fall in the number of students already accepted for university places, down 7% this year, compared with 2011.
There are various reasons for this, such as tuition fees - now up to £9,000 a year - putting teenagers off higher education.
So what are the options for students who know that university isn't for them? Liz Wickham has been finding out.
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