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Results Day Arrangements 2018

Exam results will be published on Thursday 16th August 2018. Students will be able to collect in person their results from 7.00am.  Any student unable to collect their results on the day can nominate a trusted individual to collect on their behalf, however, they will require a letter, giving permission to release your results to them, signed and dated by yourself. The nominated person will need to produce photographic ID and sign for your results.

You will receive a statement of results, which are issued by the exam boards, which you will need to keep safe as these are your only proof of your results.  These will be requested by university admissions prior to enrolment and employers.  Your final certificates will be issued by the exam boards in the Autumn term and you will receive confirmation from school regarding this after October half term, providing we have up-to-date contact details for you.

Students re-sitting GCSE English or Mathematics will be expected to collect their results on Thursday 23rd August 2018 from 9.00am. Identical procedures are in place for collection of results should you not be able to collect in person.

University Applicants

Universities receive your results prior to publication and will have already made a decision on your application. Students holding an unconditional offer, will not need to do anything, unless you decide that you wish to change the course you have applied for.

For those holding conditional offers, or no offers, please read and act upon the following advice regarding ‘Clearing 2018’. Additionally, information regarding the process called ‘Adjustment’ is included for students who perform better than expected.

PLEASE CHECK TRACK on results day, as soon as you can, to ensure that you know your position with regards to your application.  Your university firm choice may have still offered you a place if your grades or points are slightly below their offer. We will be in school waiting for you from 7.00am with your results and the computers will be logged on ready for you.  If you need clearing we are here to help you.

If there are any questions regarding any of these processes we will be in school until Friday 20th July to assist.  If we do not see you before, we will see you on exam results morning!

 

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What is Clearing?
Clearing matches applicants to university places that are yet to be filled. It’s available to anyone who has made a UCAS Undergraduate application and doesn’t hold any offers. Running from 5 July to mid-September, you’ll be eligible for Clearing if:·         you apply after 30 June

·         you are not holding any offers from universities or colleges you’ve applied to

·         your place is not confirmed after exam results are published

 

Last year, thousands of places were available through Clearing, such as English and Law, with over 64,000 applicants obtaining places.

Courses in Clearing aren’t just the ones nobody wants – there are many reasons why courses are still available. It’s an opportunity for those who have missed their conditions, or had a last minute change of heart about the university or course they want to study.

How do you use Clearing?
Well, the first place to start is to search for vacancies in our search tool. You need to select your location along with the ‘Clearing 2018’ tab before searching for vacancies.

After you’ve found the course you’re interested in, give the university a call to make sure you meet the entry requirements and they still have vacancies. If they offer you a place and you want to accept it, add the Clearing choice in Track. When you sign in, if you’re eligible for Clearing, in the ‘Next Steps’ section you’ll be given an option to ‘Add a Clearing choice.’ Staff can help you with these stages on results day.

You can apply for one choice at a time through Clearing. Once a choice has been selected, you cannot add another, unless you’ve been unsuccessful with the first one. If you want to apply elsewhere once you’ve added a choice, then you need to ask that uni to cancel your place so you’re able to apply again through Clearing.

If you only applied for one choice in your original application you’ll need to pay an additional £11 to go through Clearing.

Adjustment

Have you done better than expected in your exams and your grades are higher than the predictions, which stopped you from applying for certain courses?

Use UCAS Adjustment service to find alternative courses.

Adjustment is a chance for you to reconsider where and what to study. If you’ve had a firm conditional choice accepted – and therefore made into an unconditional firm choice – you could potentially swap your place for one on another course you prefer.

Adjustment is available from A level results day until 31 August. It’s entirely optional, and a lot of competitive courses will be full – but other applicants might have missed their conditions or swapped a course too, so it could be worth seeing what’s available.

 

·         If you try Adjustment but you don’t find anything, you’ll still keep the course you gained on results day.

 

·         You’ll see the option to register in Track. Your original UF (unconditional firm) choice will be safe while you’re looking for another – you’ll only lose it if you confirm you’d like to go elsewhere and the new university/college adds themselves to your application.

 

·         If originally you only applied for one course for the reduced fee of £13 for 2018 entry, you’ll have to pay the additional £11 to be able to apply to more courses.

 

BE PROACTIVE – YOUR CHECKLIST TO COMPLETE BEFORE RESULTS DAY

·         Ensure you have applied for your accommodation and paid any deposits required.

·         Double check that student finance have received any documentation they have requested from you (including your declaration form).

·         Have you double-checked for any scholarships and bursaries for your chosen university?

·         If you hold a conditional offer, research university courses below your insurance offer, so if you are in clearing, you are prepared.  Bring this with you on results day!

·         Make sure that you are not using your school email address on any correspondence, as your account will be disabled. Additionally, transfer any of your work from your school account to your personal account, if you feel that you need it for university.

·         Have you got your Personal Statement and CV on your home computer?  If not, move that across from your school account.

 

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