It’s A-Level Results Day - What’s next Part II
August 10, 2017
It’s A-Level Results Day: What’s next? Part II
What if you’ve narrowly missed your grades?
Speak to your university — they may still accept you. You might even be offered an alternative course by the university, which you will need to accept or decline in Ucas Track. If not, check your status on Track to find out if you are eligible for Clearing.
What if you do better than expected?
You may consider applying through Adjustment, which gives you the opportunity to ‘trade up’ to a better university or course without losing your current offer.
Don’t want to accept the place you have been offered?
You will have to call the university who made you the offer and ask to be ‘released’. This can take up to ten days and there is no going back, so make sure you are 100 per cent sure before making the call.
Want to defer your offer until next year?
Again, you will have to call the university and ask if this is possible. Some universities will agree and some won’t. It is worth having a good reason in place to support your decision. Maybe you plan to take a gap year that will support your studies, or maybe you plan to get work experience in your chosen field. Either way, call the admissions office to talk it through - they won't retract their offer to you simply for enquiring.
On the day (a recap):
8am – Ucas Track goes live
Morning – Pick up results from school
Morning – Check Track for confirmation of university place
Morning – Narrowly missed your grades? Call your university to discuss
Morning – Entered into Clearing? Start your search online
3pm – Enter your Clearing choice into Track
Remember, have your:
· Ucas Track login details
· Telegraph Clearing 2016 app
· Mobile phone
· Contact details for your university
Good luck from all of us here at iRevise.com!