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A-Level results day

Exam results day can be an emotional and stressful time, so we’ve created this helpful guide to help you navigate UCAS results day. Hopefully you’ll get the exam results you were expecting but if you miss out there are plenty of options for your future.

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When do a-level results come out?

UK A-level results for 2020 will be published on the originally planned date – Thursday 13 August 2020. The only exception is Scottish Results day which is on 4th August 2020.

WHAT TIME DO THE A-LEVELS RESULTS COME OUT?

Your school or college should have contacted you to let you know what to expect on the day. You will either be going into school, receive an e-mail or log in to the UCAS Portal. UCAS opening time on results day is 8am so your A-level results for 2020 can be received anytime from then.

WHAT ABOUT AS RESULTS?

AS Level results come out on August 13th from 8am and for some subjects will be counted as stand-alone qualifications. AS results day will run in a similar manner as A-level results day and if you are unhappy with the predicted grade received, you can sit the exam further in the year.

HOW WILL A-LEVEL RESULTS BE AWARDED IN 2020?

This year’s results are going to be very different because Covid-19 has meant students were not able to sit their exams. Schools and colleges across the UK have had to predict the grades they think their students would get and then sent these over to exam boards who have taken into account data from previous years before awarding the appropriate grades.

CAN I GET MY A-LEVEL RESULTS ONLINE?

You can check your A-level results for 2020 via UCAS, your school’s portal or via e-mail.

HOW TO GET A-LEVEL RESULTS ONLINE

To find out your a-level results online you must log in to UCAS using your Track details. If no decisions are showing from your University of choice, feel free to give them a call to find out the status of your application.

WHEN DO UNIVERSITIES GET A-LEVEL RESULTS?

Universities receive A-level results a few days in advance of results day to give us plenty of time to inform UCAS of our decision in advance. UCAS then publish the decisions on results day.

DO UNIVERSITIES EMAIL YOU ON RESULTS DAY?

Sometimes you may receive a welcome e-mail from your first choice University as a welcome. Universities won’t e-mail students their results so it is always worth checking on UCAS Track.

WHEN DOES UCAS TRACK UPDATE ON RESULTS DAY?

Track updated at 8am on results day, which for 2020 is August 13th. If decisions have been made by your university choices, and UCAS have been notified, you can expect to see the following changes to offers on your Track:

  • Unconditional - your place on the course has been confirmed. This may be your firm or insurance offer, or both.
  • Unsuccessful - you've not been accepted by your choice(s). You're now eligible to enter Clearing.
  • Unconditional Changed Course (UCC) - you don't have the necessary grades for your offer, but the university has proposed a similar course requiring lower grades. They may also offer an alternative start date, such as deferred entry. You have five days to decide and can discuss the opportunity with the university in question.

CAN EMPLOYERS CHECK A-LEVEL RESULTS?

Employers can ask for your certificates but are unable to check your A-level results without your consent.

WHAT TO DO ON RESULTS DAY

The more prepared you are ahead of results day, the more relaxed you will be on the day. This means you are more likely you are to make the right decisions. Read on for our results day checklist to make sure you’re well prepared.

YOUR A-LEVEL RESULTS DAY CHECKLIST

  • Keep the day free
  • Make sure you check what time your school or college opens
  • Organise all your UCAS documents ahead of time
  • List back-up courses you would be interested in studying
  • Make sure your phone and laptop are fully charged

I GOT BAD RESULTS A-LEVEL RESULTS - WHAT SHOULD I DO?

No need to panic – there are still plenty of options available to you through Clearing. Call your University of choice and see what they can offer you.

WHAT DOES Q MEAN IN EXAM RESULTS

A Grade Q indicates a pending result and is given when a result cannot be issued at present. but will follow in due course.

BTEC students looking to prepare for results day can find out more information on our BTEC Results page.

For more information and to speak to one of our team about your options call us on 020 4509 1460 or apply directly to university of East London please visit our clearing pages.

You can also visit our Clearing tips page and What is University Clearing page to find out more.