Top law departments offer places through clearing

This year saw the highest-ever A Level results, yet seven of the top 20 law departments in the UK had places on law courses available through clearing.

Sheffield, Leicester, Liverpool, Essex, East Anglia, Glasgow and the School of Oriental and Asian Studies were all offering places.

Alastair Mullis, the University of East Anglia’s dean, said: “We’ve never been into clearing before… Many of these students are coming with as good if not better A Level results than some of the students we made early offers to.”