The UCAS End of Cycle Report 2018 is the first national overview of demand for, and acceptances to, undergraduate UK higher education (HE) for the 2018 admissions cycle

Alan Birks in the excellent Click Newsletter posted the following ‘The UCAS report shows that the proportion of young people entering HE from most regions of the UK continues to increase. Only the East of England, North East, and Yorkshire and Humberside saw small decreases compared to last year. The report also reveals that the number of students being accepted with lower GCE A-Level grades continues to grow, with 80% of applicants accepted in 2018 holding DDD (or equivalent). This pattern of acceptance at lower grades is also reflected in BTEC students, where acceptance rates for PPP applicants increased from 50% in 2017 to 70% in 2018’.

The UCAS 2018 End of Cycle Report can be accessed here