3 of the Most Common Questions from A-Level Results Day 2015

A-Level results day has been and gone, bringing another academic year to an end. Flocks of undergraduates will head off to their chosen Universities in late September to take their first steps into their new lives.

A-Level Results day is huge in the education calendar, for students, parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers, tutors – the list goes on! Results day is by far our busiest day, partly due to our annual offer of free results day advice for all students.

Here are three of the most common questions that we were asked by A-Level students on results day 2015:

1. “I gained BBB, but both my firm and insurance Universities require AAB. I think I’ve been rejected, what should I do?”

Call your University and double check that they’ve rejected you, it is always worth doubled checking. Then get onto clearing, you’ll find somewhere.

Is is important to keep a cool head. Don’t rush, get a list or 5 or 6 Universities together and call them to see what courses are on offer. Check the course structure, campus location and whether or not the location of the Uni fits in with your criteria.

Although it is competitive to get into University, it is important to remember that you are in control as there are plenty of alternative routes to take if you didn’t get into your firm or insurance choices.

2. “I didn’t get my desired A-Level results – what should I do?”

What have you applied for and where? If clearing isn’t right for you here, there are plenty of alternative options open to you, such as:

  • Short A-Level re-take courses
  • Gap years
  • Private tuition
  • Apprenticeship schemes
  • Higher education courses
  • Volunteering experience
  • Work experience

However if you are set on going to University to study a particular course then do not compromise, make sure you prepare and re-apply next year.

3. “I’m an international student – I haven’t applied to University via UCAS – can I still apply?”

Yes, call Universities directly, get their numbers from the clearing website and see what they say – make sure you have your grades and qualifications on hand.