Getting Your Results

Hi everyone, if you have already got your results and been accepted then congratulations and good on you. For those still waiting I think it’s just A-Level people at this point I want to give a few ideas of what to expect and how to move forward once you receive your grades,

Waiting for results day can be an annoying time, you google what’s going to happen, you talk with people about what they think they will get, you imagine how you will feel if you do well and also if you don’t do so well. Basically you might overthink it a bit but that’s fine, it’s what almost every student does. The important thing is to be ready for any outcome and this is best done by researching other options before the day in case you do worse or even better than expected.

You might have settled for your insurance and just been accepted for your firm, now what? If you research both your university choices well before the day you will know exactly what your choosing between rather than having to look up things like ‘what kind of accommodation is available’? Alternatively you may not get the grades you wanted and now you don’t know what to do. Take it from someone who messed up their AS levels big time, it is not the end of the world! There are other options available to you, maybe your insurance choice uni will end up being brilliant, or this might be the wake up call you need to change what or where your studying. For me after not doing well in my A levels, I realised straight away going that route was never going to be the way forward for me, so I took the plunge and dropped out from school and went to my local college instead to do a BTEC in ‘Creative Media Production’ and those two years turned out to be two of the best, I got into Edge Hill with more practical skills I could apply to my degree and even a high achievers scholarship to boot.

Personal life story aside, results day is an important day but it’s also not judgement day either, just try to take it in your stride and know that whatever results you achieve there’s always options available to you.

Jordan

A-Level Results Day

Receiving your A-level results can be a stressful day for anybody. I remember that day for me a couple of years ago and nerves were flying everywhere! It might work differently for different courses or colleges, however I will share my experiences and try to give any advice that might help! If you have any questions/worries, feel free to comment below and I will do my best to answer!

1. Check UCAS before going into your college/sixth form.

I have always liked to have a good lie-in… so when people were waking up in the early hours of the morning I decided just to wake up a little bit later! Unless I happened to wake up earlier, I didn’t feel the need to rush to sixth form immediately to collect the results, as this would make me even more nervous. But obviously, this is a personal thing and going to collect your results as soon as you can may be the best thing for you! The main point however, is to check your UCAS account first. This is where you can see if you have gotten into your first choice university. This will put less pressure on you (hopefully) when you come to opening your results!

2. Think about where you want to open your results.

Do you mind if you find out your grades in the middle of rush and panic? Or do you prefer to find a quieter space with a family member? Maybe consider opening them once you have gotten back to the car! Whatever you do… stay calm and focus on yourself.

3. Life goes on.

If you do not receive what you expected or what you would have liked, that is OKAY. How can we celebrate achievements if we never get drawbacks right? Wherever your university or career path leads you, you will realise the importance of focusing on your next steps rather than dwelling on the past. Be resilient and be proud of your grades without comparing yourself to others.

I hope these few tips will make you feel more at ease. Don’t let anything or anyone dishearten you – you are brilliant! Most of all… GOOD LUCK!

Anna 🙂

Some words of encouragement

CONGRATULATIONS if you managed to get the grades and have been accepted at the university of your choice. There is no better feeling than knowing you have put in the effort and have been rewarded for it.

Make sure you celebrate! You’ve worked hard to get to this point, and you’re about to embark on 3 stressful, but crazy, wonderful years.

My own A Level Results Day was bittersweet; I had got my place at university, but not received the grades I wanted. If you’re in the same position that I was, please do not feel defeated! It is important to remember that you got to where you wanted to be! You have so much left to learn and will grow so much over the next 3 years. Do not let your grades define you.

  • If, unlike me, you did better than expected, make sure to drop the Adjustment team a call, on 0808 144 66 44.
  • If you didn’t get the grades you wanted, why not try our clearing line, on 0800 028 66 77.

It may seem odd that as a teacher, I am telling you that grades do not matter, but the truth is, they don’t. They do not define your worth or your ability. It won’t feel like it now – but it will one day. It may feel like an awful situation to have found yourself in, but there is always, always another option. I like to believe that when one door closes, another opens – a better, brighter, more exciting door.

Many of my friends did not receive the grades they wanted on results day, but they still persevered, and are on track for their dream now. One of my friends chose to go back to college to improve their grades, which paid off, as they’re now on the degree of their dreams. Another didn’t get the grades for the degree she wanted, but phoned clearing and got offered a different course. She’s currently on track for a upper second class degree and is planning to apply through UCAS this year for the degree she needs for her future career. Both of my friends decided to take the long route, but it has most certainly paid off, with a little bit of faith.

Results Day!

Hey everyone!

Hope you are all doing extremely well today. For those of you who want to go to uni this year then a very important day is on it’s way.

Many of you will be looking forward to (or slightly dreading) results day and now the waiting is almost over!

Good luck to all of you who are getting your results next week, I wish you every success.

Results day can come with a lot of pressure, everyone wants to get the grades they need to get into their firm or insurance university. And, after that, the reality that you will be headed away to uni will soon sink in.

The main piece of advice I can give here is don’t worry! With a little bit of preparation and organisation the steps from results day to your first day of uni will be a complete breeze, I guarantee it.

The main question you will be asking when you get your results is what happens now?

The universities you have chosen will have your results, and they will update your offer status on UCAS throughout the morning of results day.

Receiving an unconditional offer from your Firm Choice University – Well done! This means you have met the terms of your conditional offer and your first choice university is ready to welcome you in September.

Receiving an unconditional offer from your Insurance Choice University – The great thing about an insurance offer is that you have a backup university if you don’t quite get the results you needed for your Firm University. If you miss out on your first choice but receive an offer from your Insurance then you will be off to university before you know it!

Clearing –  Sometimes a university will not accept you if the results you received were not equal to the offer that was made. Thankfully this doesn’t mean that you have to give up your university dream! Clearing is a great service that allows students without an offer to look for course places at different universities, and you can still go on to start your degree in September. For more information about clearing click here.

Results day is when you find out if all your hard work paid off, so although it may have been a stressful year you can say you made it through, and the end results will be worth it!

Quote for the day: “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

Hope you all have a good week and good luck with your results!

-Becki 🙂

RESULTS DAY, AHHHHH!

So the time has finally come that you will receive your A-level results (Thursday)!

As much as you might have wanted summer to drag out, it’s time to face the music and your fate (slightly dramatic? I think so). But listen… obviously you want amazing grades, but it’s not the end of the world if you don’t get them. EHU ha a range of amazing students with all different grades. A piece of paper does not determine who you are and luckily or for you EHU is willing to try and help any student who wants a place.

CLEARING: Clearing lines will be open and can be accessed through the EHU website, so don’t fear the worst if it all doesn’t go to plan on the day.

For anyone coming in September- you’ve made the right decision. Hopefully summer speeds up even more and we can all be united in Ormskirk very soon! GOOD LUCK ON RESULTS!!!!!!!!!!

Until next time…:)

A Level Results Day: What to Expect

It’s just over a week until A Level results day and so I imagine that for a lot of you the nerves are well and truly setting in. I won’t lie to you: it’s a big day, and if you’re waiting to hear whether you’ve got a place at university, it could be a day that changes your life forever. But this doesn’t mean that you have to be terrified; it is also a really exciting day, and regardless of what results you get or which university you get in to, you should be proud of everything you’ve achieved. Making it through A Levels is not an easy thing to accomplish, and I still consider it to be one of the toughest points of my education.

So what’s going to happen on results day? Well, if you’re anything like me you won’t get a lot of sleep the night before and will be up at the crack of dawn refreshing the UCAS results page just in case. They do normally update the results page a little earlier than they say they will, but there’s not much point sitting in front of your computer in the dead of night. Track will be available from around 8:00am, at which point you will be able to see the status of your university application. Hopefully, it’ll be good news all round! But if not,  try to stay calm; this doesn’t mean that you’re definitely not going to university. Clearing is a wonderful option (I have a lot of friends who found their universities through Clearing and they couldn’t be happier). Visit the UCAS page that explains what your status on Track means if you’re unsure.

A few hours later your colleges/Sixth Forms probably open for you to go and collect your envelope containing your final results (although I know some exam boards now publish results online from midnight). This will be a chance to thank your tutors and to celebrate with friends. However it’s also an opportunity to ask any questions or get any help from members of staff who are very in the know and will be able to help you, especially if you find yourself in Clearing.

Results day will probably be stressful, but it should also be joyous! I am keeping my fingers crossed for you all!

It’s All Coming Around So Quickly

I am still consumed by happiness from receiving my results last week – updating my CV with my final grade felt so surreal! And I can’t believe that I graduate next week; it’s all come around so quickly! I’ve found that quite a few of my family members have been getting quite nostalgic lately whenever I talk to them about graduation, claiming that ‘It only felt like yesterday’  that I started and asking ‘Where has the time gone?’. I definitely am feeling the same way; I cannot believe three years has gone so quickly. But when I look back, I really have achieved a lot in that time and I have definitely grown as a person.

I am currently very excited about the fact that by the time you read this, I will hopefully be on my way to Liverpool for a quick visit. I miss it oh so much, and although I will be travelling up north next week for graduation too, I won’t actually get a chance to go to Liverpool so it would be nice to spend a bit of time there beforehand. I’m hoping to catch up with one of my northern friends, and also to show some people who have never been to Liverpool before the touristy places, of which there are many to choose from!

There is also now LESS THAN A MONTH left until A Level results day! Terrifying – I know! However it’s also really exciting! My A Level results days was one of the happiest days of my life. I woke up, checked my results, and then celebrated all day and all night. I hope very much that something similar happens for all of you! But, as I’ve said before, even if things don’t go completely to plan it is not the end of the world and everything will turn out ok in the end, I promise. I will be posting more advice and tips for surviving results day nearer the time, so keep an eye out!

I trust that you all are having lovely summers and making the most of your well-earned break!