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This past year has brought its uncertainties and challenges, especially for those working towards their qualifications. With this in mind, we’re turning our attention towards Results Day 2021. We understand that Results Day is quite a few months away, but there’s no harm in getting prepared early, and we want you to have all the information you need to be ready for the big day.

When is A Level Results Day 2021?

This year, A Level Results Day is Tuesday 10th August. Read on to discover how Results Day works and what to expect.

Planning ahead.

We understand that what happened last year with many exam cancellations and rearrangements may have caused some concern about how things will work out for you this year, but there’s no need to worry as this year we can all be more prepared. Teacher assessed grades have already been confirmed as a means for awarding results this year. If you’ve got questions around how your grades will be calculated and how we can support you through the process, find out more in our Teacher Assessed Grades blog.

It’s also important to take note of the Results Day dates for your diary:

AS and A Level - Tuesday 10th August 2021

GCSE – Thursday 12th August 2021

Your guide to the big day.

On Tuesday 10th August, make sure you have your UCAS Track sign in details handy and make yourself available, as UCAS will only be able to speak to you about your application details (unless you’ve given nominated access for someone to speak on your behalf).

You may be wondering what you’ll need to do next, depending on your grades?

Hopefully you'll get the grades you need, but if you just miss out, your chosen university or college might accept you anyway. You may also be offered an alternative ‘changed course offer’ which you’ll need to accept or decline. This could either be a course with slightly lower entry grades within a similar subject area, or a course with a Foundation Year. Foundation Years have been designed for those who wish to complete an undergraduate course but do not have the necessary academic qualifications to enter directly onto the first year. If applicants display the ability and commitment required, our Foundation Years provide the opportunity to obtain an undergraduate degree. When you successfully complete your Foundation Year, you will be able to progress onto the next year of your extended course. If neither of those options are available, then it’s time to look at which universities still have courses that you’re interested in via Clearing.

Despite recent changes around Results Day 2021, it’s important to focus on celebrating your achievements. It’s been a tough time and even if things don’t quite go to plan, there are still so many options available. It’s important for you to know that if when it comes to the day, you feel you have not received the results you deserve, there is an appeals process in place for you to query them. You’ll be able to do this through your school or college. Make sure you let your university choices know that this is happening.

If no decisions are showing in UCAS Track then give the university in question a call to find out more.

If you do better than you expected and meet and exceed a conditional firm offer then well done! You may wish to visit the UCAS Adjustment service to view availability of courses with higher entry requirements.

Finally, if you’ve got a place – congratulations! You’ve got the grades you need and over the course of the day, UCAS Track will update and you’ll be able to accept your place. Make sure you read the confirmation letter from your university as it may contain information outlining what you need to do next. And, of course, go and celebrate!

Finally, we’d like to wish you the best of luck with your results this year!

You are not alone on your journey and there is plenty of support you can utilise. If you’re unsure of the options available to you or you need help with your application and university transition, you can contact our friendly team by emailing or if your enquiry is related to a Health and Social Care course. Alternatively, you can call us on 01244 511000.

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