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A Level Results Day 2021 – What will the day be like?
It’s finally right around the corner; A level results day for this year will be Tuesday 10th August, slightly earlier than last year.
This year has been very strange for many 17/18-year-olds in the UK as they have navigated distanced learning. And prepared to be assessed by their teachers rather than to have to sit in an exam hall.
So you may be feeling many emotions right about now. But it is important to understand exactly how the day of your results and the time around it will go. So that you can be as prepared as possible.
How Will I Find Out If I’ve Got My Place at Uni?
This year, as usual, from 8am you will be able to log on to UCAS Track and find out if you’ve been accepted to your university of choice. Be patient as the system may be very busy around this time. Thousands of students from around the UK try to login to see their results.
Before Results Day, check with your school/college that your results are being sent direct to UCAS, if not you’ll need to send them directly to your university on results day.
Now, you need to remember that UCAS Track doesn’t show your exact results. But will only show your university application status. The university will receive your results a few days before and update your offer, but you won’t see that until Track is updated on the 10th.
Track is ‘frozen’ in the days leading up to A-level results day. This means you won’t be able to make any changes to your application during this time. If you need to make any changes you will need to contact UCAS directly.
What Happens At 8am?
At 8am and not a minute before! Track will go live and will show the decisions made by your chosen university. It’s a good idea to have your Track log in details ready, (you don’t want to be searching the house for those come 8am!), and when you log in check that your contact details are correct. When you move through Track, you’ll see your choice(s) have been updated. And in simple terms will show as:
Unconditional – Your place at the university and on the course has been confirmed. This may be your firm or insurance offer, or both.
Unconditional Changed Course – This means that you don’t have the necessary grades for your offer, but the university has proposed a similar course requiring lower grades.
The university may also offer an alternative start date, such as deferred entry. In general, you have five days to decide if you want to accept this offer. This allows you to discuss the opportunity with the university.
Unsuccessful – This means that unfortunately you haven’t been accepted by your choice(s). However, all is not lost as you’re now eligible to enter university through Clearing.
In the first two examples congratulations, you’ve secured a place at your chosen university! If you’re entering Clearing don’t worry, thousands do it every year and in some cases, students even choose to enter university through the Clearing process. Find out about Clearing here.
We’ll post another blog in the lead up to results day about your next steps.
What Can I Do Between Now and Results Day?
Find your perfect room
If you know which city/university, you’ll be studying at and haven’t already done so, now is a great time to book your student accommodation. We’re already selling out in many of our cities across the UK and Ireland so to get the best rooms, you best book soon.
There is still some uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 for students. But we are doing everything possible to ensure our student accommodations are safe for students to live in.
Keep Up to Date with Your University.
The situation with autumn term start dates is changing day by day. Many universities are on track to start teaching again in late September / early October with a blended learning approach. Universities are updating applicants regularly via email with the latest advice so keep a look out for those updates.
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It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; BulliesOut, Planet Patrol and World Land Trust.Show me all news
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