Final decisions from universities on your offer(s) will appear on UCAS Track from results day (Thursday 18 August 2016) onwards.
Even if you know that you have not achieved the grades required for your offer(s), there is still a chance that you may be accepted, so do check UCAS Track to be certain. The speed with which confirmation will appear on Track varies from university to university and from course to course so do be patient – UCAS say that they post updates as soon as decisions are received.
In case of uncertainty for whatever reason over a decision, you need to contact the university concerned directly and not UCAS; be sure to do this without delay on results day to see where you stand. Ultimately, the conditions of any offer must be met by 31 August, so if there are any difficulties (for example you are awaiting the outcome of a remark), these must be resolved by this date.
Full details of the results day process can be found at: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/apply-and-track/results
If you have been unsuccessful with both your first and insurance choices (or if you were not holding any offers at all) you will be eligible for Clearing. This is a process that allows you to view vacancies for all universities on any course (not just that for which you originally applied) and then to apply for any of these vacancies directly if you so wish. Again this takes place through UCAS Track: you do need to activate this through Track as you will not automatically be entered for Clearing.
Vacancies do get filled very quickly and so it is important to act fast. However, it would also be wise to research some of the options and take advice as you will are likely to find that the courses available through Clearing are different to those you initially investigated when making your original application.
Full details of the Clearing process can be found at: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/apply-and-track/results/no-offers-use-clearing
Dr Mark Walsh (Head of Higher Education Applications) will be available on results day and on email thereafter to offer advice on any aspect of your university applications.
Should any pupils wish to see or speak with someone directly on results day, Dr John Herbert (Deputy Head) and Mr Stephen Ward (Assistant Head - Academic) will be available in their offices in the Masters' Tower, or by telephone, as follows:
Dr John Herbert - 01273 465813
Mr Stephen Ward - 01273 465811