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A-Level results day 2017: Everything you need to know

PUBLISHED: 08:10 17 August 2017

Jasmine Hussain, Seema Ahmed and Masuma Aktar celebrate their results at Highbury Fields School with headteacher Gladys Berry last year. Credit: Islington Council

Jasmine Hussain, Seema Ahmed and Masuma Aktar celebrate their results at Highbury Fields School with headteacher Gladys Berry last year. Credit: Islington Council

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Today marks A-Levels results day, when students at sixth forms and colleges across Islington will finally know more about what comes next.

Students sit exams. Photo by David Jones/PA Students sit exams. Photo by David Jones/PA

For many it will be a memorable day, marking the end of years of education and the start of a new chapter.

So what happens?

Most students will be able to see confirmation of their university place from 8am on the UCAS Track website (ucas.com) - though breakdowns of marks will not be shown.

Students can collect hard copies of results, with more details, from their school.

For those that have met their required grades, the website will confirm whether they have been accepted into first choice or insurance universities.

For those who exceed their offer, and want to reconsider their course or university, they can see which alternatives they could secure a place on through UCAS’ Adjustment service.

But what if I didn’t get the grades?

Even if UCAS points fall below the target, it’s worth calling the university to confirm you haven’t been accepted. Failing this, try your insurance choices to ask the same.

Exam reviews and appeals are an option, but you’ll need to let your chosen university know about your plans to apply.

The main route for many is Clearing - which, in 2015, 65,000 students used to secure a place at university. The system, which opens in July and closes in September, allows unplaced students to apply for courses with vacancies.

If you haven’t met your requirements, Track will give you a clearing number, which - along with your personal ID - you’ll need when talking to universities.

There’s a vacancy list on the UCAS website, which is updated regularly, so it’s worth making a list of the courses you’re interested in and calling universities to see what they can offer.

Once you’ve had confirmation, click ‘Add Clearing choice’ on Track and fill in the details - this counts as accepting the offer.

We’ll be running live coverage again on our website (islingtongazette.co.uk) throughout today and in the newspaper on Thursday, August 24.

Will you be picking up your results today? Get in touch on james.scott@archant.co.uk

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