A Level Results Day 2017 – What to Do Next?
The Results are in! As 2017’s A Level Results Day ends with tears of happiness or disappointment and GCSE Results Day 2017 turning up next week, it’s important to know what to do next. So if you are a student here is a quick guide to what you need to do.
If you got exactly the grades you wanted or needed:
Congratulations! You don’t need to do anything and the University of your choice will confirm your place on your chosen course.
If you did better than expected and go higher grades than you wanted or needed:
Fantastic! You also don’t need to do anything but you now have some extra options if you wish to take them. You can change your course choice to a course with higher entry requirements that match your higher grades or your chosen University may offer you a place on a higher course.
If you did worse than expected and got lower grades than you wanted or needed:
Sorry to hear that! You now have a few options you need to consider. Your first choice or backup choice may still offer you a place depending on the terms of the offer you recieved from them. Your choices may also offer alternative courses that are similar but match your grades. Alternatively, you may want to look into appealing your exams and asking for a review of them as soon as possible. If all else fails, you should look into finding a Vacancy on a University’s Clearing Lists. If no vacancy interests you, consider reapplying for next year, taking a gap year, finding work, or applying for an apprenticeship in the meantime.
If you are heading to University:
Be sure to visit the Learning Support Centre Website and get in touch! We are ready to support you in your studies.