Results Day Countdown

As some of you might be aware, A-Level Results Day isn’t long off now. You’ll soon see if your all-nighters revising, and constant study sessions have paid off!

Whether you know you’ve got the grades in the bag, or you’re unsure what’s going to happen, here’s our guide of what to expect!

Thursday 16th August

Although I’m sure you’re counting down the days to it, the A-Level results will be released on Thursday 16th August.

Before it gets round to this day, your college should let you know how to collect your results. You may get them via email, or you may be able to get them in person.

However you collect them, have someone to share the news with!

Got your ideal grades?

That’s fantastic! Most of your results will be sent through to UCAS who would then send them across to your choices. Or, you may need to send the results across to your universities/colleges yourself.

If you received better grades than expected, and wish to see if there’s any other courses now available to you, just look into the Adjustment services that UCAS provide and see what might be on offer.

Not received your dream grades?

Don’t panic, you still have plenty of options! With your grades, you may be able to:

  • Get onto your firm or insurance choice
  • Study a different course with your preferred university or college
  • Be offered a course at a different university or college, but you can still look through other places
  • (This process is called Clearing)

Helpline numbers (for clearing)

In case you want to speak to a college or University, we’ve listed some of their numbers below. They may be able to help you with any options or decisions you’re trying to make:

For all students:

UCAS: 0371 468 0 468 (or +44 330 3330 230 from outside of the UK)

Student Finance: 0300 100 0607


BIMM: 0117 980 7060

City of Bristol College: 0117 312 5000

University of Bristol: 0117 928 9000

University of West England: 0117 965 6261


LIPA: 0151 330 3000

Liverpool John Moores University: 0151 231 5090

University of Liverpool: 0151 794 2000


Manchester College: 03333 222 444

Manchester Metropolitan University: 0161 247 2000

University of Manchester: 0161 306 6000


Newcastle College: 0191 200 4000

Newcastle University: 0191 208 6000

Northumbria University: 0191 232 6002

On a final note, we’d just like to take the time to say that regardless of the results you achieve, or what happens during clearing, remember to keep an open mind. Please look at all the options before rushing into anything!

Whether you go for a full time job, an apprenticeship or take a gap year… we wish you the very best of luck in the future, and all the best to anyone with their future studies!