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A-Level Results Day 101


It’s here.

The day you’ve been trying to forget about all summer.

We’ve got some tips to get you through tomorrow (yes it is tomorrow!)


The Night Before:

ucasHave Your UCAS Login Details at the Ready

Because there’s nothing worse than receiving your results and not quite knowing if you’ve made it onto your uni course.

Have Your University Contact Details at the Ready

You might not get the results you were hoping for but this doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t be accepted onto your course. Contacting your university directly is the easiest way of getting all the info you need before things get too manic.


On the Day:

calmCheck UCAS Track Early 

Not everyone knows this but you can actually view your university confirmation here from 8am. You’ll still need to pick up your results from school but seeing an early university place confirmation beforehand can really take the pressure off!

Don’t Make Hasty Decisions

It’s easy to make a snap decision on something that will significantly impact your future because you feel pressure from friends, family, universities and even yourself.


If you don’t get the results you need for your firm or insurance choices, there are still options. Talk to your universities first and then find out your eligibility for Clearing – you might be able to find a place on an alternative course.


If you’re lucky enough to surpass the results you need for your firm choice, there are also options. Consider Adjustment. Here, you can swap your firm choice for a place on a course with higher entry requirements.

Take some time to think through your options. University is YOUR experience so don’t feel the need to grab a place at whichever university is available just because you’re stressed.

Remember, you can also consider deferring entry if you don’t feel ready, trying again next year or even going straight into employment if you’ve changed your mind.


Results Day is not the be-all and end-all. Think everything through calmly and you’ll be okay.

Good luck!