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Our guide to A Level Results Day

A Level (A2) results can be picked up from the College’s main campus between 9am and 11.30am on Thursday 17 August.

We're also providing a FREE breakfast for everyone attending!

AS results can be collected from 12noon.

Once you arrive at the College, please head to the second floor and join the queue along the corridor leading towards the Learning Resources Centre (LRC).

We strongly advise that you make every effort to attend and collect your results on Thursday 17 August, as we’ll have staff members available throughout the morning if you have any queries, concerns or want to speak to someone about your next steps.


Can’t come in to pick-up your results on Thursday 17 August?

Someone else can collect your results on your behalf. Please ask this person to bring with them some form of ID and provide them with a letter of consent which they will need to hand in at the results collection desk.


What to do before A Level Results Day

  • Check for an email from UCAS to sign up for their new Clearing Service. If you are not successful with your choices, UCAS can search vacancies that may suit you and send your details to universities. You may then be contacted by up to 5 universities offering you a place. BUT YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE!
  • From 8am on Thursday 17 August, you can check UCAS TRACK to see if you have been accepted into your choice of University.


What to do on A Level Results Day

  • College will be open from 8am for you to join the queue to collect your results, however we won’t begin handing them out until 9am.
  • If you have met the grades for your Firm Choice you need to do NOTHING as your university place will be confirmed.
  • If you haven’t met the grades for your Firm Choice but have met the grades for your Insurance Choice you need to do NOTHING as your insurance university place will be confirmed.


What to do if you don’t get the grades you need?

Don’t panic! Our team of experts will be on hand to discuss your next steps.

  • Check UCAS TRACK – sometimes you will still have your place.
  • If not, phone your Firm choice university to see if they will accept you.
  • If not, phone your Insurance choice.
  • If still not, then use UCAS Clearing. Go to to see which universities still have places, research the degree thoroughly and phone the university to discuss. Don’t rush any decisions. Ask the university if you can visit the campus first. Remember, you will be spending three years of your life there.
  • UCAS Clearing Service – if you signed up you may get contacted by universities directly from 11am onwards about courses they have available. If you want to apply for a course through clearing, you can only add your choices from 3pm onwards.
  • We will have representatives from local universities in the LRC who can help if you want to reconsider your options. Don’t forget, NULC offers a wide-range of university level courses too and a member of staff will be providing course advice on the day if you want to stay with us.


What to do if you got better results than you were expecting?

Congratulations (we told you that hard work would pay off)!

  • You may be able to apply to different universities through UCAS ADJUSTMENT.
  • You have 24 hours from the date your offer becomes Unconditional on TRACK.
  • Register for ADJUSTMENT on UCAS TRACK.
  • You then need to contact your university of choice to see if they will accept you.
  • If yes, UCAS TRACK will be updated so you can accept this new offer.


What to do if you have changed your mind?

  • Don’t cancel or withdraw from any offers until you have spoken to a member of staff.
  • If you have decided that university isn’t for you, we will be here on hand to talk about our exciting apprenticeship opportunities.


If you are in doubt about anything, speak to your tutor on the day or the College’s dedicated Head of Careers Guidance, Mary Bradshaw. As well as being at NULC on A Level results day, Mary will be at the College on Friday 18 August and all of the following week to answer any queries or concerns you may have.

Good luck and we’re looking forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Local, regional and national media have been invited to the College to celebrate A Level Results Day on Thursday 17 August. We’re looking for students who are willing to be interviewed, photographed and filmed on the day. Interested in taking part? Email to find out more.


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