A Level and AS Results Day 2018 and Year 13 Re-Enrolment

How do I collect my results?

Students will be able to collect their A Level results from Waldegrave Sixth Form between 9-10am on Thursday 16 August 2018. We hope many of you choose to collect them in person so that we can share in your successes with you. 

Results cannot be given over the phone. If you are unable to attend on the day you may send a representative with a signed letter stating they have your authority to collect your results on your behalf.

AS Level and AS internal exam results will be emailed to the student’s school email address.


Thursday 16 August 

8am  UCAS Track available online for students to check university confirmations
9am Waldegrave open for results collection and university/careers support for those who want to access clearing
12pm Direct Service Contact from university for those that have registered
3pm Students can register for clearing
4pm School closes
8pm UCAS closes for the day


Friday 17 August

10am School open for those with appointments or follow up from results day

For more information on how to access clearing, adjustment or the Direct Service Contact please see the UCAS website – www.ucas.com


Have everything ready

Students should ensure their details are up to date on UCAS Track. If there is any problem or query on Results Day the university will only speak to the student, or the person who has nominated access. They will not speak to the school.

Students should also make sure they know how their results are being submitted to the university, for example, in some cases there is a requirement to send in additional information. If this is the case students will be notified by their university in advance so please check correspondence carefully.


I’m not sure I will achieve the grades – can I do anything before results day in August?

If you feel that you will be unable to meet your offers you have two alternative options:
(i)            Students can email admissions at the universities whom they have accepted an offer from to change the status of their application to ‘decline’. At this stage, the student can apply again through UCAS Extra, a service that offers students the chance to pick another course, perhaps better suited to their current level of attainment. UCAS Extra runs from now until June 30th 2016, applications can be done via: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/apply-and-track/track-your-application/extra-choices.

(ii)           Students who wish to wait, but feel after sitting their exams they are unlikely to meet the conditions of their offer have got the option to go through Clearing early. As above they would need to have the university change their application to ‘decline’, and they can then proceed with a search via Clearing after 6 July. 
UCAS offer advice to all students and can talk through individual applications to ensure the student makes the correct choice, the number to access this service is: 03714680468. 


What happens

Hopefully you will get the exam grades you need, but if you​ just miss out, the university or college might accept you anyway.

  • You might get a place on either your firm or insurance choice, depending how well your exams go.
  • You might be offered an alternative by the university/college – a 'changed course offer' (which you'll need to accept or decline).
  • You might not get a place, but you can search through the Clearing service to see what courses still have vacancies.
  • If no decisions are showing, give your universities or colleges a call to find out more.



Please remember you CANNOT swap your firm and insurance choices. If you no longer wish to attend either university you MUST call the university on the day and asked to be released by them [this will mean you will receive a Clearing number on Track]. You will not be able to enter Clearing until you have done so.


  • It's available July to September each year.
  • If you had conditional offers but your exam results didn't go to plan, you can use Clearing from results day, when Clearing vacancies will be listed in our search tool.
  • Clearing vacancies are updated regularly by universities and colleges. If you don't find the course you're looking for straight away, try again later.
  • If your exam results are reasonable and you're flexible on subject/location, there's still a good chance you'll find another course

For more information please visit https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/apply-and-track/results/no-offers-learn-how-clearing-works


If you've met and exceeded the conditions of your conditional firm offer, you may be able to use Adjustment to find an alternative course.

Adjustment is available from A Level results day (16 August 2018), until 31 August. It's entirely optional, and a lot of competitive courses will be full – but other applicants might have missed their conditions or swapped a course too, so it could be worth seeing what's available.

If you try Adjustment but you don't find anything, you'll still keep the course you gained on results day.

You'll see the option to register in Track. Your original first choice will be safe while you're looking for another – you'll only lose it if you confirm you'd like to go elsewhere and the new university/college adds themselves to your application.

You only have five 24 hour periods (including weekends) within this time to use it, starting from when your conditional firm (CF) offer changes to unconditional firm (UF), or on A level publication day – whichever is the later.

For more information please visit https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/apply-and-track/results/ucas-adjustment-%E2%80%93-if-you%E2%80%99ve-done-better-expected


What should I do if I have not met the required grades for my university place?

The advice from UCAS is as follows:
If a student does not meet the conditions of their firm choice on 16 August, their application will be passed on to the insurance choice. If neither university accepts then the student will be automatically placed into UCAS Clearing, this is updated via their Track status on UCAS. UCAS Clearing offers all the courses that are left and Waldegrave staff have undergone specialised training to support students with this process. For further information and FAQs please visit: www.ucas.com


I need advice about what to do next – what support is there for me?

The Sixth form Leadership and Careers Guidance teams will be in the Sixth form study base between 9am – 3pm on Thursday 16 and 10am – 3pm on Friday 17 August.  Please email sixthform@waldegrave.org.uk or call 020 8894 3244 ex205 to make an appointment.


How does UCAS work between now and Results Day?

UCAS suspend the track service for a few days leading up to Results Day and it is then re-opened on results day at 8am.  Clearing is an option for those who have not met their grade requirements -- last year 61,000 students used this service successfully to obtain places at universities.  For more detailed advice on how clearing works please refer to the following link:  https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/apply-and-track/results/no-offers-use-clearing

From Wednesday 4 July onwards course vacancies are available to research on Clearing at www.ucas.com

Students who are not confident that they will meet their grade requirements, may want to research courses and universities that are current to give them an idea of their options for clearing on results day. This is a live database and is updated regularly.