15 Aug | 5.35pm
Student misses offer for University of Manchester...
...but meets offer for Cambridge. TSR member MagnumKoishi was surprised to discover they had missed their Manchester offer which required an A* grade in further maths which they hadn't achieved, but had met their offer for the University of Cambridge which only required the top grade for regular maths.
15 Aug | 3:27pm
Interea posted their results earlier (A*A*A*A) but this has now been changed to A*A*A*A* because Edexcel made a mistake!
Here's the original post: "Maths (Edexcel): Predicted A* / Personal Target A* / Achieved A
Further Maths (Edexcel): Predicted A* / Personal Target B / Achieved A*
Chemistry (AQA): Predicted A* / Personal Target A* / Achieved A*
Latin (OCR): Predicted A* / Personal Target B / Achieved A*
"Super happy with my grades, doubled my further maths mark since February mocks in one paper! Loving the low grade boundaries for maths, they only gave me marks for 2 papers (should have predicted the 3rd paper due to illness but gave me a zero) yet I still got an A."
But a few moments ago, they gave this update: "Edexcel admitted they messed up, 4 A*s! I can't really believe it if I'm honest, super proud of myself for getting that despite everything."
15 Aug | 3:07pm
Olivia Keegan Carr, an archaeology student at the University of Southampton, tweeted:
"Your results DO NOT define your ability/worth/life.
"Whatever happens IT WILL ALL BE OKAY!
"You don’t have to believe me, it’s okay I wouldn’t have. Your life is more than the results on the page."
15 Aug | 2:59pm
15 Aug | 2:45pm
Yesterday we wrote about how Cambridge's Adjustment scheme was criticised for being "unfair" and "disruptive."
But Mikiran is hoping to get a place there: "Got grades much better than expected and now I'm waiting until evening for an e-mail from Cambridge to know if they let me in through Adjustment."
15 Aug | 2:18pm
How are you feeling about your A-level results?
So far, our poll is showing nearly a third of respondents are disappointed with their results.
Happy - 21.19%
Sad - 3.97%
Disappointed - 32.45%
Proud - 3.31%
Surprised - 9.6%
Distraught - 12.91%
Over the moon! - 16.56%
If you're disappointed, and didn't get into the university you wanted to go to, you have options.
15 Aug | 1:59pm
Remember that student who jumped out of the window during her A-level English literature exam?
Two months ago, during exam season, MariannaL said: "I tore my paper up, and jumped out of the window during my A-level English Literature exam and didn’t write a single thing. It is 30% of my grade."
Well, she ended up getting a C, and A*C in her other subjects.
15 Aug | 1.45pm
bubblecat said: "I got AAB in Psychology, Sociology + History!
"Absolutely ecstatic, I really thought I’d messed it all up but i got what i needed for my firm
"Off to Loughborough Uni to study Psychology in September!!"
15 Aug | 1:40pm
Have you voted in our A-level results day poll yet?
So far, more than 64% of students who voted said they got their grades and got into their firm choice university.
Less than 11% said they missed their grades but got into their insurance university.
Less than 9% said they got into university through Clearing.
And less than 17% said they are now going to do a gap year.
15 Aug | 1.13pm
Want to see the best Twitter had to offer over the course of results day? We've compiled it in one handy article: Students react to A-level results day
15 Aug | 12:41pm
Students who missed the grades of their university offers but still got accepted are sharing their stories.
- Finnbell0101 got into the University of Liverpool to study geography with BCC, despite their offer being ABB.
- Hullo said: "Missed it by 80 points and STILL got in. I thought it was a technical error then I saw the post letter downstairs, then the emails. I couldn't believe it! I must have had a secret unconditional offer or nobody wanted to do the course."
- SilverSylvie, who is going to Cardiff, said: "ABB offer for English lit and philosophy I got BCC and I’m still in."
15 Aug | 12:22pm
15 Aug | 11:57am
sophieawhite has offered this advice to a student who was disappointed with their results: "So sorry you haven’t had the results you wanted . Just wanted to say that your results don’t define you, I’m sure you’re a lovely person and have lots of other things going for you.
"I’m sure you already know but there’s so many people who are really successful now who didn’t do as well in exams. It sounds like you’re a very hard worker and I’m sure that will really help you succeed in life!"
15 Aug | 11:53am
JJJJJAAAAMES has come to an exciting realisation: "I've only just gotten the amazing feeling that comes with knowing I won't be doing any statistics or mechanics ever again in my entire life.
"No more hypothesis testing, or incredibly complex ladders and pivots and moments, no more means, modes, medians, and quartiles or Large Data Set crap."
We are stoked for you, James.
15 Aug | 11:47am
Doubtful Joy posted: "I made it into Nottingham! After some decent GCSE's and a terrible set of AS grades as a result of my hubris and laziness, I've managed to pull my life together well enough to make it into Nottingham University!"
15 Aug | 11:36am
We gathered together for a team photo to say... well done and congratulations A-level students, from The Student Room team!
15 Aug | 11:31am
For the first time, more girls are taking science A-levels than boys.
Guess which science is still the most popular with boys though...
Read our full article here: Female A-level science entries overtake males for first time in 2019
15 Aug | 11:05am
This is Mina, Paddy and Livvy. Mina got A*A*AA in law, maths, further maths and English literature. She says to future A-level students, “Don’t stress about exams.”
Paddy and Livvy both got AAB!
15 Aug | 10:30am
The Student Room has been at Brighton Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College this morning to meet students collecting their A-level results.
Congratulations to Ollie, Oscar and Arjun who are going to University of Nottingham, Bristol University and an apprenticeship in management consultancy in London.
This is Daisy, she got BAB in English lit, film studies and sociology and is going to Bristol uni to do film. Her advice for Year 12s? “Coursework grades aren’t the be all and end all, because it turned out well for me.”
15 Aug | 10:23am
Jeremy Clarkson Tweets results day Tweet
Is it truly A-level results day unless Jeremy Clarkson has posted his annual results day tweet?
This year he's renting a very big house for the summer.
Have a lovely time, Jeremy.
15 Aug | 10:19am
Fewer top grades awared in 2019
There has been a fall in the number of top grades awarded to students compared to last year according to figures released by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).
15 Aug | 8:07am
What happens if my firm choice is still showing as unconditional?
There are lots of reasons why this could be happenig... check out this post for advice on what to do if you're in this situation.
15 Aug | 7:37am
Has track opened early?
We are getting reports from students that their Track has now updated, a bit earlier than 8am.
15 Aug | 6:58am
Medicine places available in Clearing
Several universities are openly advertising places to study medicine in Clearing this year, although some will require applicants to meet special criteria in order to aply. This post here will be updated throughout the day with updates on and if any more universities start advertising places.
15 Aug | 6:49am
There's nothing worse than bad Wi-fi on results day...
15 Aug | 6:30am
It's A-level results day!
Good morning! The wait is nearly over for all the students waiting to get their results today. The embargo on results has now been lifted and UCAS Track will open at 8am.
Make sure you have a good breakfast as you'll need the fuel today for celebrating or making important decisions around Clearing. Same goes for parents who will be standing by to support today.
Here's some useful links for you so you are ready. Goodluck today - we are rooting for you!
14 Aug | 9:44pm
It's 10 hours and 16 minutes until UCAS Track opens....
..and we're signing off for the night. We'll be back first thing tomorrow to give updates throughout the day.
If you need advice on results or next steps you can get personalised advice by starting a new discussion in the Applications and UCAS forum here.
Fingers crossed and good luck to everyone waiting. We know you might be feeling nervous so try to relax, get a good night's sleep and take some rest before the big day tomorrow.
14 Aug | 8:48pm
Will I get a text or email from my uni choice before tomorrow?
Every year there are rumours that people can start hearing about their results before the morning of the 15th, but these aren't true. There is a strict embargo which means nobody can release any information about results until 6am on the 15th - this includes universities letting people know whether or not they have an offer.
14 Aug | 8:16pm
What time does UCAS Track open on results day?
Officially, UCAS Track will open at 8am on results day, although in previous years it has opened a little earlier (by 10 minutes or so). Either way, there's no point in staying up all night refreshing the page as it won't help - you're better off getting a good night's sleep and relaxing instead.
14 Aug | 7:23pm
MY Story Of A Terrible A Level Results Day - And How It Wasn’t The End Of The World!
If you're feeling really worried about getting your results tomorrow or things not quite going to plan, this thread by TSR member ScienceisGood will help reassure you. Read their story here >>
14 Aug | 7:20pm
We are now live on Facebook
Catch us on Facebook live here to get your results questions answered.
14 Aug | 6:40pm
14 Aug | 5:52pm
Advice for parents
TSR's very own Hannah Morrish has penned this piece for the Telegraph on how parents should behave on results day. If yours are already showing worrying signs of annoyingness - get them to read it.
14 Aug | 5:44pm
Some A-level grade boundaries have been published early
A-level grade boundaries are supposed to be released on results day, just ahead of the grades themselves.
But the boundaries for all OCR and Edexcel exams were leaked earlier on Wednesday, revealing that A-level Maths boundaries are particularly low this year.
Check our forums for the grade boundaries from all boards as they are released.
14 Aug | 5:37pm
Understanding your A-level exam results slip
When you get your results, you're going to be looking at something a bit like this...
14 Aug | 5:29pm
Good luck to everybody receiving their A-level results this week. Here you'll find updates from throughout A-level results day. First of all, here are some useful links for you.