Supporting your child on results day
Results day can be a stressful time for everyone involved - not least your child. They’ll be all too aware that their grades are likely to have an impact on the next three years of their life and beyond.
A Level results day is usually in mid-August
Ensure your child is prepared for whatever happens and discuss a plan of action in ‘best case’ and ‘worst case’ scenarios.
On the day they’ll need to have their UCAS ID details and passwords handy.
Whatever happens, don’t rush them into making a quick decision. They’ll have time to think through their best options and decide what to do next. Don’t panic. Stay calm and supportive throughout.
When they get their results
As soon as they have their results your child will be able to log onto the UCAS website to check their offers. If they’ve already received an unconditional offer then they can go ahead and accept their place at their chosen university.
Applying through Clearing
If your child hasn’t been offered a place at university then they can enter into the Clearing process. Lots of universities will still have places available on their courses and Clearing gives your child a chance to secure one of them.
How Clearing works
Confused about Clearing? Our guide to Clearing is here to help you prepare, so you can apply with confidence.
Parents and carers guide to university
From applications to accommodation, help your child take the next step as a university student with our comprehensive parents and carers guide to university.
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