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A Level Results Day FAQs

How do I go about collecting my results?

You will be able to collect your results on the morning of Thursday 15 August 2024 at your registered learning community, from 8:30am. All Level 3 results, including BTECs, will be issued at this time. If you have done GCSE re-takes, these will be available for collection on Thursday 22 August 2024, from 8:30am.


What if I am not here on results day?

If you are not going to be here, you need to let us know so that we can either arrange for your results to be collected by a friend or sent out to you. If you have not contacted us by Friday 19 July to request this, we are unable to guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your request.


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. No news is good news.

If you get confirmation that you have missed your offer, 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, we will be here to support you on the day and afterwards.


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

Yes, you can. Clearing can be used in this way too. Make sure you have verbal confirmation of an offer over the phone before rejecting the offers you hold.


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, you will be able to re-sit examinations as a private candidate at the Centre in summer 2023. Please contact the Examinations Office for further information on this.


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! Just come in and talk to a member of the Post 16 team. If we can't resolve things there and then, we will book you in for a longer chat on one of the following days. 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.


What do I do if I’m not happy with my grade(s)?

There are a range of post-results services available to you if you want to review any element of the external assessment. This includes a clerical review (a recount of the marks), a full review of the marking by a different assessor, or a request to have your paper returned. The exam boards to charge for these services and full details of this, and the deadlines, will be issued to you with your results.