Results day can be stressful, so to help you prepare or to help you answer any questions once you have received your results, we have put together a list of useful links which will be able to offer you help, advice and guidance on what to do once you have received your grades.
Take a look at our Results Day….What’s Next Guide.
Congratulations to all students picking up their GCSE grades, if you need more advice or you are feeling worried please look at our links below.
Don’t panic! If you have missed your required grades by a narrow margin, your university may still accept you on your course – make sure you speak to them first. You can also look into exam reviews and appeals
Alternatively, your chosen university may offer you a slightly different course, which you’ll need to accept through Track. If this doesn’t happen, proceed to Clearing, where you can apply for other courses, either at the same university or at a different one.
This is your cue to start ringing courses in Clearing that are on your contingency list or that catch your eye.
If your grades are far better than you were predicted, you may wish to change your university options. Consider applying through Adjustment, which allows you to trade up to a better university or course without losing your current offer.
Adjustment opens at 8am and runs until August 31.
New for 2020 is Clearing Plus, aimed at anyone who is unplaced or who is applying for the first time for a place in Clearing. If you’re in Clearing, look for a button in Track marked ‘View Matches’ to see courses which UCAS considers would be good for you, given both your original choices combined with your qualifications and grades. If you see a course you like, you can hit ‘Interested’ so that university or college can contact you. But remember, courses in Clearing fill up quickly, and you may not always receive a call so also look for courses in Clearing using the search tool. Remember, saying you’re interested in a course through Clearing Plus doesn’t guarantee an offer.
Don’t rush your decision – Clearing only opens at 3pm, giving everyone time to speak to universities and find a place. Only add a Clearing choice once you have permission from the university or college; you can only add one choice at a time, but if it is not confirmed (you will see in Track and get an email), you can then add another choice and repeat the process if necessary – or decide to reapply next year or pursue other options.