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A Level Results Day 2018 - What happens if I don't get the results I want?

Updated: 27/07/2018

A Level Results Day stirs the same emotions year on year; nerves, angst and restlessness. You've studied hard, put the work in and now it’s just a case of playing the waiting game. The waiting is horrible but whatever your grades, it's not the be all and end all. This is the start. We’re here to help you go further.

A Level Results Day 2018 - What happens if I don't get the results I want?

A Level Results day is on the Thursday 16th August 2018.

When do I get my results?

Results are released on Thursday 16th August 2018. If you studied your A Levels with us, they will be collectable from our Hillsborough Campus between 7.30am and 1pm. If you didn’t study with us please check with your provider what time you will be able to collect from.

UCAS Track is down to open from 8am on the 16th August. You will be able to find out whether you've been accepted on to your choice of course at university this way but will still need to collect your results to see your grades.

 

If you’re planning on university level study and things don't quite go your way, don’t worry. Here’s how you can still go further with The Sheffield College.

 

Click here to view our university level courses.

 

You may still get in!

Always check UCAS Track even if your results are a little disappointing. If you’re results aren’t a million miles away from your conditional offer, you still may have been accepted.

Alternatively, if you have conditional offers for The Sheffield College which are showing as unsuccessful, don't abandon all hope. Please ring us on 0114 260 2600 and ask to speak to the University Centre. We’ll have people on hand throughout results day and the rest of the week to advise you on your next move.

If your offer is still showing as conditional, or nothing has changed, please also contact us immediately. 

 

Didn't get the grades for your firm choice but did get the grades for your insurance choice?

Congratulations will be in order! If you're not accepted by your first choice university but do meet the entry requirements for your insurance choice, UCAS Track will update the status of your offer to Unconditional. Your place at your insurance choice will be confirmed and (if your insurance choice was The Sheffield College) we will be in touch with more information. No need to call us as lines will be busy for the Clearing process; we'll contact you!

 

Clearing

If you are unsuccessful and not accepted on to the course you’ve applied for or you turn down your insurance choice offer, you can apply for other courses through Clearing on UCAS. Clearing will be open immediately on results day and will list our university level courses which have vacancies.

 

To view The Sheffield College's university level courses, please click here.

 

This is how it works:

  • Find a course that you want to study at The Sheffield College
  • Call us on 0114 260 2600 citing your Clearing Number and Personal I.D. It may be busy getting through on the day but please be patient, it’ll be worth it as we can answer all your questions. If we are satisfied with your grades, we will verbally offer you a place
  • Once we have settled on a verbal offer, you will need to click 'add Clearing choice' on UCAS and fill in the details. You only get 1 option to choose so this counts as accepting your offer!
  • We will contact you with more details, including your enrolment dates and what to do next

 

Something else?

Thinking of taking a different route? University isn't the only way for you to achieve career success. As more and employers place higher importance on work experience, one of our study programmes or Apprenticeships - including our Higher Apprenticeships which are the same level as university - may be of interest. Please click here for more information.

  

From all of us here at The Sheffield College, good luck! If you do happen to run into any concerns or have any queries, give us a ring on 0114 260 2600 or 0114 260 2597, email info@sheffcol.ac.uk or have a chat to any of our staff on results day.