The day is fast approaching when thousands of students will receive their A-Level results. This year, the results will be released on the 16th August but many students may not actually know what they need to do with them once they have them.
The results can be collected from 6am but you need to check with your school or college to find out what time they are opening. UCAS are automatically notified of your results but this isn’t usually until around 8am. Once they have the results you can then start to log in and view any offers you have had from universities etc. The system is usually very busy and so you may have to be patient to go on the site and see what is happening.
If you have not received the offers you wanted, you can go through what’s called “clearing” this doesn’t happen until about 3pm but you may be contact the university prior to this by phone.
If you have not received the grades you wanted and needed, do not panic. You can try and contact the university and ask them if they would accept you on the course with the grades you have (this is often only successful if you missed the grade by a few marks, and even then there are no guarantees) or go through clearing to find another university course.