I know a guy who does that course at that uni. Steve, it goes like this; In England, Our compulsory education (High school) ends at age 16. We leave with qualifications called GCSEs. (General secondary ceritificate of eduction.) After this, most people choose to go on for another two years at a Sixth form college to study A levels. People usually do 3-4 A levels across the 2 Years. At the start of your second year of Sixth form, You have to apply to up to 5 univerisites / courses. The universities can then either reject your application, or give you an unconditional or conditional offer. Unconditional means that you're in, regardless of how you do in your exams, conditional offers rest on your A level results. (Today is results day.) From your (up to) 5 offers, you then have to choose a Firm choice and an insurance choice. If you fail to meet the grades for your Firm choice, you can then go to your insurance. If you fail to meet the criteria for either of your choices, you can enter something called clearing, where all the universities put up a list of open spaces on their courses, and you can re-apply for one of these. This year, these have been in very short supply. Pretty much all of this process is done through a central online system called UCAS TRACK. You do all of your applications through this one system, not seperately to each school. It also integrates with the student loans system, and sorts the vast majority of the paperwork and details out for you, which is especially helpful if things don't go as planned. Right, ok. I GOT IN!!! Got ABB in Maths, Biology, Physics. York, Computer Science w/ Artificial intelligence, 4 years MEng.