Get prepared for Results Day
Clearing opens on 5 July 2021. Register for our Clearing support and we'll help you find your university place. Sign-up for:
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When is results day?
Students in Scotland get their SQA results on Tuesday 10 August 2021.
A-levels results day is Tuesday 10 August 2021. Teacher-assessed grades are replacing A-level exams this year and there will be more time for students to appeal grades.
International Baccalaureate results day is Monday 5 July 2021.
What happens on results day?
For those in Scotland doing SQA Highers, your Scottish Qualification Certificate (SQC) will arrive by first class post on Tuesday 10 August 2021. If you activated your MySQA account you'll get your results by e-mail and/or text.
If you've done A-levels you’ll receive your results from your school or college.
As soon as you’ve got your results you can log into UCAS Track from 8am to see the status of your offers. It’s important you don’t just assume you’ve automatically lost your place if you haven’t achieved all conditions of your firm or insurance offer. The university might still accept your results so check with your original choices.
UCAS Track will tell you if you’re eligible to go into Clearing. You can then start searching for available university places.
It's worth looking at UCAS's information on explaining what your status in Track means and what to do next.
What happens if I get higher results than expected?
If you’ve met and exceeded conditions for your conditional firm choice, you could potentially use UCAS Adjustment to find a course at another university with higher entry requirements. Still do your research though to make sure another university is right for you.
Call your shortlisted universities as soon as you know your results. We want to speak to you directly so please don’t get someone else to call on your behalf unless you’ve given them nominated access.
How to get the best out of your phone call:
- Make sure you’ve fully charged up your phone the night before.
- You may want to take notes so have a spare pen or two.
- Make a list of any questions you want to ask about the university, the courses you’re interested in, or any aspect of student life such as accommodation, travel and support services.
- In busy Clearing periods, don't worry if you're on hold for a while. You will get through and universites are keen to speak to you.
If you get a Clearing offer
If you don't get a Clearing offer
We know this could be a difficult time for you but it's important to remember there are options for you. You can take a year out, regroup and retake your exams. You could build up some work experience or or move over to a different qualification path on apprenticeships and traineeships. You could even study abroad on courses offered in English.
Get some advice and assess your options. There will be a way through to something that will be right for you.
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