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What if your A level results are better than expected?

A level results day!  The day you find out whether you’ll be off to your first choice university. For some of you, who haven’t quite made the grade, don’t panic. You can find an alternative place through Clearing.

But what if you smashed your predicted grades, achieving higher than you ever thought possible? It happens every year!

The great news is: you don’t have to accept your firm placement offer. You can shop around for other university places through Adjustment – a UCAS service – without affecting your secure offer.

Better still, because of changes in student number regulations, universities now offer more places than ever before. That means you could still go to that dream uni after all!

Where do you start?

1. From 14th-30th August, register for Adjustment online. Just check your conditional firm choice has changed to unconditional (UF) first. Note: you only have five days to use the service and switch.

2. Call the university you are interested in as soon as possible. Or check if you can contact the admissions team via an online form rather than be on hold all day…

Explain you are gathering information at this stage to see what is available. Remember to have your personal UCAS ID to hand!

3. Consider why you want to switch courses. And don’t verbally accept a firm offer unless you really want to.

You can find more information about Adjustment here.

Remember to…

As with any decision, go into it with your eyes open. Research the course/university carefully; always consider whether switching will affect student accommodation and student loans. Talk to a teacher at school… Or call the Exam Results Helpline: 0808 100 8000 

Good luck! In the meantime, get in touch with us at 121 Home Tutors if you are in the Manchester/Cheshire area and need A level resit tuition.

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