With A-Level Results Day less than a month away, Thursday 22nd August 2019, you may be starting to worry about what the whole day will entail, especially if it’s been a while since you sat examinations or if you have never experienced picking up formal examination results.
The school or centre where you sat your examinations will receive your results the day before they release them to you. If they haven’t already given you a time for the day, it’s worth getting in touch with them to check when they open from, as a general guide it’s usually 10am.
Although your nerves will be high on A-Level Results Day, we do advise you try and eat something before attending, the last thing you want to do is pass out before even seeing your grades! Once at the school or centre, your results will be waiting for you in a sealed envelope, you’re free to either open your results right there and then or take them away with you. Everyone is different and only you can decide where and when you want to open your results!
It’s usually a good idea to open them near to where you collected them, just in case the results aren’t quite what you were hoping for and you need a little help and advice.
What to do if you Haven’t got the Grades you need for University?
If you haven’t quite got the grades you were looking for on A-Level Results Day, don’t panic! It’s not the end of the world, you still have progression routes open to you. You can either go through the UCAS system and try clearing or if your heart was set on attending a certain university you can look at retaking your examinations in January.
If opting to retake your A-Levels, you’re best enrolling onto a Fast Track A-Level course, this will help you recap all the information you need to know and master in a much shorter time period.
Who can Help and Give you More Advice?
There are lots of people available to help you find the best route to getting to where you want to be. UCAS has many helpful advisors and articles on their website. The school or centre where you sat the examinations will also be able to help you, usually on A-Level Results Day they will have extra members of staff in to help students who are in need of advice on their next steps.
If you still don’t have the answers you want or need, then call Oxford Learning College and our helpful team will assist you with help and advice on courses and ideas on what to do next.