Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Results Day

So when exactly is Results Day?
I don't mean to frighten you, but it's coming up rather soon.

Until then, I advise you to keep your mind off it, go out and have some more fun.
But it is essential that you know when your results come in, so that you are prepared.
SQA: Tuesday 7 August
AS and A Level: Thursday 16 August
GCSE: Thursday 23 August

On the day, there are two scenarios (for A Level students). You either got the grades you needed and you got into your first-choice university, or you missed out on the grades and missed out on the first-choice university.

If Successful:

The decision will now be updated in Track and you will receive the official UCAS Confirmation letter. The letter will then outline anything you may need to do to confirm your place at your desired university.

If Unsuccessful:

If you narrowly missed out on your offer, I would advise you to contact the university concerned ASAP, and ask them whether they would still give you a place. It's important that this is done as soon as possible, as other people will be doing the same, and your place might no longer be there.
If you miss out on the first-choice offer, but meet the conditions required at your insurance choice university, you have nothing to worry about, and your place at that university will be confirmed in Track.
If you miss out on the first-choice and insurance university offers, then you will be eligible for Clearing.

What is Clearing?

Clearing is a service by UCAS that allows applicants that did not get a university place to other universities that are vacant in the UK. If you did not meet any of your university offers, then an 'Add Clearing choice' button will automatically appear on your Track screen.


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