This summer can be described as bittersweert with regards to student’s A level results. Whilst achieving spectacular grades across the board, outdoing previous years considerably, it is also this year’s students who face the biggest rejection in terms of securing their places at university.

It’s been reported by the Guardian that ’a record number of university applicants and the recession are thought to have made the desperate scramble for places more intense than ever’, as a record-breaking six students competed for each place through clearing. Students are facing nothing but a nightmare as the realisation of what they once considered to be their last resorts becomes increasingly tempting, yet evermore unrealistic. On a more positive note, Thailand’s famous full-moon party can expect a full-house next year as an incredible number of students are left in the lurch by education, instead committing themselves to the Gap Year.