With A-Level results day on Thursday 15th August 2019, students up and down the country are nervously anticipating their results. It can be an anxious time but there are lots of ways to ease the stress and take it all in your stride.
Here are some tips from Kings Oxford on what you to expect and how to cope.
What Happens Once you Have your A-Level Results?
Once you get your A-Level results there are three possibilities if you’d like to further your education at university.
- You’ve achieved the grades your first choice university. This means they will accept you and change your offer to Unconditional. Time to celebrate!
- You’ve achieved the grades you need for your insurance university but not your firm choice. You’ll be accepted by your insurance university. Congratulations, you’re off to uni!
- You don’t achieve the grades you need for any of your university choices. Don’t worry, there’s no need to panic. You’ll now go into Clearing.
Clearing is the process by which any unfilled university places are published so you can find another university and degree course. Remember though that you might need to be flexible on your choice of course or university.
Your school will help you weigh up your options so you make the best decision for you. They will do everything they can to make sure you get that university place. So it’s important that you contact them as soon as possible after you get your results.
What if you Think you Have Got the Wrong Grades?
If you think you performed better than the grade you were given, it’s possible to apply to have it remarked. Bear in mind that your grade could go down as well as up so think carefully before you request this. That’s why it’s important to discuss this first with your subject teacher.
If you haven’t achieved the grades you need and can’t get a university place through Clearing, all is not lost. There are still plenty of options. You could retake your subjects or combine them with new ones, perhaps looking at different course options or colleges which are better suited to your skills, interests and ambitions. Whatever happens, remember this is not the end, just the next step on your journey.
Kings Oxford is a modern independent college for ambitious students looking for a mature yet supportive learning environment and community in which they can express their own identity, explore their interests and achieve their ambitions. The college supports students to become responsible and independent learners, based on a mutual respect between staff and students.
A-levels at Kings are defined by a highly intensive, highly personalised structure to ensure effective an efficient learning. Ultra small classes combine with a supportive, friendly college environment to ensure individual progress is maximised.
Kings offer both a traditional two-year A-level and an accelerated intensive one-year option.