This Thursday, 18th August, is GCE A-Level exam results day, an exciting time for students and for parents!
Getting your results
This may vary by school, but usually results are communicated to the student:
– In-person: The student may visit their school to collect their results, and celebrate with staff and friends. Schools will advise place and time.
– By e-mail: The school will e-mail the results to the student’s school e-mail address, e-mails can be sent from 08:00 British Summer Time.
– On the school website: Results may be posted on the student or parent areas of the school website.
Certificates will be posted in November to the student’s address of record, so please check that this will be the correct address to use in November. Some schools will not mail to addresses outside the UK, in which case please contact us at CGA to arrange for us to receive the certificates and forward on to you.
Going to a UK University:
The student should log in to the UCAS Hub to see if you have been accepted by your 1st choice University, or if not, by your 2nd choice.
If your UCAS status has not been updated, do not worry as this can take some hours, but contact the University directly to confirm the status of your application.
If you have not been accepted by your 1st or 2nd choice Universities, there are still several options, but note that you must act quickly and Universities and schools will be very busy, so it is important to have already considered your “Plan B”. This could be:
– Talk to your 1st/2nd choice University about options (a different course, deferred entry, foundation entry, etc).
– Talk to your school about appealing results, or re-sitting examinations.
– Enter the “Clearing” process to find other Universities which have places and would accept you with your current results.
How CGA can help
Going to University can be a stressful time with independent living in a new city, finding new friends, and the academic requirements of the course. CGA offers an “Independent University Student” package focussing on emergency assistance at a lower cost than the more comprehensive support we provide while a child is at school.
UCAS Hub (you will need your UCAS ID number and log-in details)
There’s a wealth of useful and clearly explained information on the UCAS website including FAQs and video guides.