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A Level Results Day FAQs

How do I go about collecting my results?

We will be emailing you your results to your school email address on the morning of Thursday 13 August. All Level 3 results, including BTECs, will be issued at this time. If you have done GCSE re-takes, these will not be sent to you until GCSE results day the following week.


What if I am not here on results day?

This won’t be a problem as all results are being emailed via your school email address.



What do I do if I have not made the grades for my university offer?

First of all, it’s not over until it’s over. Many universities may adjust your offer if you narrowly miss it, so don’t assume you are not in unless UCAS Track explicitly states this. This will be the case this year, more than ever and we are expecting universities to offer flexibility. No news is good news.

If you get confirmation that you have missed your offer, we will be ready to advocate on your behalf to universities where we feel we have sufficient evidence to do so. If you are unable to access your firm or insurance offers, we can then look at Clearing. There is a good introduction to this available here if you want to be prepared.

Ultimately, if you need help, call us as early as you can to let us know so we can support you.


My results are better than I expected, can I look for higher offer university places?

Yes you can. Adjustment is a UCAS service which allows you to explore higher offers without having to reject the offer you hold and enter clearing. Click here for an explanation of the process. Again, if you need support with this, call us when you have received your results.


What do I do if I’m taking a gap year, but haven’t yet applied for a deferred offer?

If you want to apply to university in the year after you have left the Centre, we will support you in doing this and provide you with a reference. Please let us know as soon as possible and arrange a meeting with a member of the P16 team at the start of the autumn term.


I didn’t get the results I want, can I retake?

Yes, you can. If you don’t get the results you were hoping for, a full examination season is being offered to you in October. Full information about deadlines, cost and how to enter will be issued to you with your results.


I still don’t have a plan for next year / I have had a change of heart. What do I do?

Don’t panic; we will help you! Call to let us know and we will either call you back, or invite you in for a discussion (at social distance). Our Careers Advisors will be available to support you on results day and the Post 16 team will be running advice clinics in the days that follow. If you have any questions or worries, we will be here to help.