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A Level Results: What's Next?

Today, thousands of pupils received their A-Level results. Whilst many will be celebrating their results, others may feel a little disappointed and disheartened with the outcome.

Carfax College are here to guide you through both scenarios, and next steps.

Next steps - if you meet your offer Firstly, congratulations on your achievements! Enjoy the day, and celebrate your results. If you have applied to study at University, you will be able to log onto the UCAS Hub, (from 8am British Standard Time) to view the status of your application and received offers. Note, to access the Hub, you’ll need your UCAS application number, username and password. If you're holding at least one conditional place and you've met the requirements, the offer will change to 'unconditional'. When the firm acceptance is confirmed, the University or College will be in touch if there are any remaining requirements, like proof of your qualifications.

Next Steps - If you don't get the grades you need Don't panic! There are a number of options available to you:

Appeal - If you missed your grades by a few marks, please talk to the University or College directly. You might be able to appeal, or they may be able to re-consider their decision.

Clearing - Alternatively, you could begin the clearing process. You can use the ‘View matches’ button in your application to see courses UCAS has personally matched you to. Click here to learn more.

Re-sits - If you feel you could have achieved better grades, Ofqual has announced that A-level retakes will be available in Autumn 2023, which means you can still take up a university place as planned. Alternatively, you can delay your entry for a year until you get your results. Gap year - If you change your mind entirely and would like to take a break from study before applying for University again the following year, consider exploring gap year opportunities, or countries where you'd like to spend a year working abroad.

Professional Support If you need additional support, Carfax College are on hand to guide you in the right direction. For more information, please email

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