Interim assessment of UCAS acceptances by intended entry year, country of institution and qualifications held
UCAS Analysis and Research Report, 20 September 2012*
*This is a revised version of the report issued on 14 September.
There is an End of Cycle version of this analysis that reflects the position at the end of the 2012 cycle.
This analysis reports UK and EU domiciled UCAS acceptances by intended academic year of entry.
Reporting acceptances in this way, rather than by the UCAS admissions cycle in which they were
accepted, is a better guide to the likely number of UCAS acceptances starting higher education in an
academic year when there have been changing patterns of deferred acceptances.
These statistics reflect the position recorded at four weeks after GCE A level results day (13
September 2012 for the 2012 cycle). Acceptances at this point have varied between 98 per cent and
99 per cent of the end of cycle totals over recent cycles.
The number of acceptances by entry year at this point can differ from the final number of recorded
higher education enrollments for a number of factors and to differing extent through time.
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- UK and EU domiciled acceptances to the 2012-13 entry year at this point are 408,500.
This is a change of -56,600 (-12 per cent) compared to acceptances into the 2011-12 entry
year at the equivalent point in the previous cycle.
- On the same basis, by country of institution:
England: 340,500, -54,200 (-14 per cent)
Northern Ireland: 9,700, +200 (+2 per cent)
Scotland: 36,700, +700 (+2 per cent)
Wales: 21,500, -3,300 (-13 per cent)
- UK and EU domiciled acceptances into the 2012-13 entry year at institutions and subject
areas estimated to fall within the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
student number control arrangements are 302,200 at this point. This is a change of -52,000
(-15 per cent) compared to acceptances into the 2011-12 entry year at the equivalent point in
the previous cycle.
- On the same basis, within this group of acceptances:
Recorded as holding entry qualifications in HEFCE's 'AAB+' set:
79,200, -14,100 (-15 per cent)
Not recorded as holding entry qualifications in HEFCE's 'AAB+' set:
223,000, -37,900 (-15 per cent)
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