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Brace Yourselves… Top tips to prepare for A-level results day

What is that I hear? Is someone knocking on the door? Can it be…?

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A-level results day has hurtled around the corner so fast I cannot believe it. Where did all the time go?! I finished my final exam seven weeks ago but the day which will decide my future has turned up at my door in what feels like only a week. For those of you who are also anxiously awaiting the outcome of your exams, I’ve decided to put together a few tips for the actual day.

  1. Check UCAS Track!
    Track becomes live from 8am so you may be able to find out the outcome of your application before you even get your results from school. Make sure you have your UCAS Track login details.
  2. Eat breakfast
    It might not seem like the most important thing on your priority list but will you really be able to make rational decisions on an empty, growling stomach? The answer is no. Eat something.
  3. Pick up results
    If you’re travelling to school/college, make sure you take these essential items:
    – Fully charged mobile phone
    – Pen or pencil
    – Notepad or paper
    – Calculator (to add up your module marks!)
    – AS results
    – UCAS/uni letter or printed sheet with details of offers and conditions
    – Contact details of both your firm and insurance universities!
    – Copy of your personal statement
    – Copy of your reference
    – Contact details of referee
  4. You’ve met your firm/insurance offer?
    Fantastic! Go out and celebrate 🙂
  5. Missed your grades by a few UMS?
    Call up your university and speak to them – they might still accept you.
  6. Did better than you expected?
    Go through Adjustment!
  7. Don’t want to accept your place?
    Call your university and asked to be ‘released’.
  8. Want to defer your offer?
    Call your university and ask them – some will allow this and some won’t. Have a plan of what you want to do during your year out.

I know that this is a stressful time and that results day is only two days away now, however we just have to sit tight. Try and relax as much as possible and do things you enjoy. Take a bath, watch a film or even read a book! These will all help to calm the nerves. Whatever the outcome, I’m sure everything will work out for the best.

Have a look at the UCAS website and The Student Room for more detailed information.

I’m crossing my fingers for all of you!

Peace and love,

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