Awaiting A/Level results can be just about the most anxious and nerve wracking time of your life up to now.
'Will I achieve my predicted grades?'
'Will I get the results I deserve?'
'Will I meet the conditions of my university/college offer?'
'What if I do worse than I expect?'
'Will my friends do better than me?'
'Will I still be able to get into university?'
'What will I do with my life next?'
These and many other questions will be racing through your mind if you are awaiting your Edexcel and Cambridge A/Level results. Remember, you are not alone! There will be tens of thousands of students exactly in the same position as you all around the world.
You will be ecstatic if your results meet the requirements of your first choice of university and probably be even happy if your results meet the requirements of your insurance offer. However, what happens if you have not met the requirements of either? Will it all be over for your future education? Is your dream of studying in an international university over?
The answer to the above questions is NO! As one door appears to be closing, others will open for you. This is an important time for you, as not getting the A/Level results you expected means a change in plans. Whether it means choosing a different course or university, there are a lot of things to take into account.
What is 'Clearing' and who is it for?
Clearing is the few days after A/Level results come out when students have the chance to get their places at UK universities confirmed. Every year thousands of students enter university through the Clearing Process and it is a process managed by the Universities Centralised Admissions System (UCAS).
Clearing starts on August 19 (Thursday) and it is the annual process which helps students who have not secured a place at a University or College to find a place for the current year. If you have applied this year, but not gained a place, or declined your offers, you may still be eligible for Clearing.
There are a number of other reasons why you may be in Clearing.
1. You are currently not holding any offers from Universities or Colleges
2. You failed to apply to a University or College before the UCAS deadline
3. Your existing offers were not confirmed when your exam results were released
If you haven't met the grades you require for your firm and insurance choices, 'Clearing' gives you another chance to secure a place at a University or College.
What you need to do now
The annual scramble for university places will get under way soon. If you fall into the above categories, and if you are looking for help and advice on what to do, all you have to do now is to contact Imperial College on our Hotline.
You will then receive advice and obtain help through communication with our partner Universities and Colleges in UK. Even if you haven't made an application to study in a university yet, Imperial College is here to help you. Your phone call to us will be your first step towards achieving your UK higher education dreams.