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Need some guidance to prepare for A Level Results Day? Career Connect has some tips and advice to help you get the best outcome….

On A Level Results Day, remember: COVID19 is still here

Don’t be disappointed if you cannot see (and hug) school or college friends or celebrate your results on A Level Results Day. Practicing social distancing is still essential and will help to prevent further spread of the virus. Remember to take your mask and hand sanitizer with you as this will also stop the spread of the virus.

When You Know Your Results:

  • Make sure you have your UCAS Track login details and UCAS ID number handy.
  • All Clearing vacancies are listed on the UCAS website so you can browse through vacancies.
  • Apprenticeship vacancies are already available on the National Government Website. Browse these now to see what opportunities are out there if you are considering this option.

UCAS Offers:

  • Track is available from 8am on Tuesday 10th August. Check Track once you have collected your results to check your offers. Your track will have updated, so you should know if you have received an offer from your firm choice or not.
  • If you have not had an offer on your firm, you may have got a place on your insurance choice.
  • In some instances, if you have not quite met the conditions of your offer, a university may still offer you a place on your chosen course. So always check Track, even if you have not done as well as expected!
  • Some universities may offer you a place on an alternative course.
  • If you have done better than expected, you may be able to go through adjustment if there is another course you are interested in –
  • If you have no offers, or reject the offers made to you, you will be eligible to go through Clearing –

Clearing – Steps to follow:

  1. Seek Advice – speak to your school/college careers adviser.
  2. See what courses are available – you will find these on the UCAS website.
  3. Talk to universities and colleges directly. All universities and colleges have Clearing hotlines open throughout results day. Make sure you have your Clearing number (which will appear on your Track home page) and your UCAS ID Number. You must have a verbal offer of a place before you can add a choice online.
  4. Add your choice – click ‘add a clearing choice’ and fill in all the details of the course.
  5. Don’t panic! Do your research. The full track service will be available from 3pm on 16th August. Use the time to do your research.

Alternatives to HE:

If you don’t want to go to university and have not applied for an apprenticeship or a job, it’s not too late. Seek advice from your school/college careers advisor first.

Some useful websites for A Level Results Day:

  • Career Connect (yes, this one here).  We offer careers advice and useful information for young people. You can also email careers advisers who can provide you with information, advice, and guidance via [email protected].
  • Apprenticeships – use the National Government Website to search and apply for vacancies –
  • The National Careers Service – help career choices and education –
  • allows you to search thousands of jobs, opportunities and apprenticeships in UK and find your perfect fit!

Useful Phone Numbers on A Level Results Day:

  • Exam Results Helpline – 0800 100 900 open Mon 9 – Fri 20 Aug (8am-8pm Monday to Friday) (10am-5pm Saturdays)
  • National Careers Service – 0800 100 900 (8am-8pm Monday – Friday or 10am-5pm Saturdays).

Local university clearing hotline numbers:

  • University of Liverpool – 0151 794 6800, open 6.30am
  • LJMU – 0808 556 4565, open 6.30am
  • Liverpool Hope University – 0151 291 3636, open 7am
  • Edge Hill University – 0800 028 6677 open 7am
  • Chester University – 0808 164 2710 or [email protected] – open 7am

If you’re looking for some advice on GCSE Results Day, check out our tips & advice on this page.


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