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Guide to A Level results day at Fakenham Sixth Form

Thursday 15th August 2019 – A Level results day

You have worked hard all year, putting in the time and effort, all leading up to one big day – A Level results day!

Collecting your A Level results from Fakenham Sixth Form

Examination results will be available in the Sixth Form canteen from 8.30a.m., to 12.00noon on Thursday, 15th August 2019. If you are unable to attend results day, you need to contact the Exams Office before the end of the summer term to organise an alternative method of receiving your results.  Any uncollected results will be retained in the Examinations Office – they will not be posted. Please note, you will have great difficulty trying to contact the Sixth Form by phone on that day.

If you have applied for Higher Education through UCAS, you will be able to use “Track” to follow the progress of your application. UCAS applicants will be in one of the following three positions:

  1. If you have met with your conditional offers for your Firm or Insurance choices, you should be able to monitor progress through UCAS Track to confirm your university place.  Please note, if you meet the conditions of your Firm offer then your Insurance is automatically cancelled and offered to someone else. If this causes a genuine difficulty you would have to negotiate the matter directly with the institutions.  Internet facilities will be available in Sixth Form so that you can immediately see your current status. Remember to bring with you all your UCAS details (in particular, your application number and on-line password) so you can carry out checks quickly.  Unfortunately, not all institutions send the information through UCAS, so be prepared to make calls to busy admissions tutors to confirm your place.
  2. If you have missed your conditional offer, you may need to wait a while to see how things develop.  Firstly, if you have narrowly missed your grades, you should not despair; there is a strong possibility you will still be accepted at one of your chosen institutions.  You may need to contact the admissions tutors of your Firm and Insurance places to find out if you have been awarded a place. Sometimes, you get a quick response but it can take a couple of days for universities to confirm your place.
  3. If, however, you find yourself rejected by your Firm and Insurance choices than you become eligible for ‘Clearing’.  Clearing is the process by which you look for institutions which still have available places on suitable courses for you.  If you find yourself in this position it might be helpful to have your old exam certificates with you so you have all the information you need to negotiate a place.  In clearing you may need to be more flexible about where you study or consider slightly different courses from the ones you originally applied for. About 10% of students find a university place this way each year.

I will be available throughout Thursday 15th August and by appointment on Friday 16th August (please email: lhiggins@fakenhamacademy.org), to help any of you with the process of confirming your places, entering Clearing or withdrawing and reapplying the following year.

In the meantime, if you have any concerns about your application and offers, please see me.  There are a number of options we can explore.

Lianne Higgins

Vice Principal