My advice for those school leavers considering clearing is to take a step back and consider their options fully - going to university to study for a degree may not be the right path for everyone, and students who are pressured into making a snap decision today may come to regret it.
With the further rise in tuition fees this year, students need to be sure that university is the right investment for them.
– Carl Gilleard, chief executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR)
When you are talking about those sorts of high grades, A and two Bs, people scoring those sorts of grades - for those to be disheartened would be a tragedy and we must do everything we can to enable them to get their place.
– Brian Lightman, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders
It would be a "tragedy" if bright teenagers who just miss their grades and lose out on a university place are disheartened.
Everything must be done to ensure that these youngsters secure their spot, according to Brian Lightman, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL).
He said his advice to students who find themselves without the grades they need would be "don't give up" and to look at the many other options available.
Concerns have already been raised that changes to university admissions will mean that able teenagers who are predicted to score two As and a B, but just fall short, struggle to find a university place this year.