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    I'll check UCAS Track first
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    I'll go and collect my results in person
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    I'll check my results online
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    The Moon is just a hologram
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    I'll check Track constantly from Monday to Thursday morning. If, for whatever reason, my Track hasn't updated then I'll just need to go into college (idk what time though, think it was 9-10 for A2 last year).

    I think I've got in but with A*AB rather than AAA, which Manchester should give me the leeway for as the A*A should be in maths/further maths.
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    Totally checking UCAS Track since I'll be in work until break where I can go in person to check. Freaking out guys
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    (Original post by Craig1998)
    I'll check Track constantly from Monday to Thursday morning. If, for whatever reason, my Track hasn't updated then I'll just need to go into college (idk what time though, think it was 9-10 for A2 last year).

    I think I've got in but with A*AB rather than AAA, which Manchester should give me the leeway for as the A*A should be in maths/further maths.
    Same thing I'm hoping for. I went up in the other two grades but probably went down in one so some leeway would have to be given... hopefully.

    Good Luck!
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    Track first! I don't care what grades I get as long as it gets me into my firm!
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    Why did I read that as 'I'll go and collect my results in prison'? :ashamed:
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    Ima tell my sis to look at my track and then note down on a piece of paper what the update is and then slide it over to me
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    My school doesn't let us collect results until 10 😣 so I will be checking track until then. It's so soon now!
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    I'll check UCAS Track first. The go to collect my results. Also, the moon may be a hologram, but it is not possible to prove. The only thing one can know for certain is that one exists. Everything else is just a model to help us explain what we perceive.
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    (Original post by SeanFM)
    You get a results sheet with all of your results on it. The certificates, as above, arrive at a later date and you have the fun of finding time to go back to school, engage in some slightly awkward conversations and then leave. While nice to have, I've never had a use for my A-level certificates. It'll probably be one of those things that I find in a box in an attic in 20-30 years.
    Give it time

    Most grad jobs ask you to bring in your certificates (degree and A levels - and GCSEs if the job requires a certain level). Similarly if you switch courses (or apply post results) then UCAS don't verify your grades so your certificates are the only way you can prove your grades.
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    (Original post by ahpnd)
    Don't even know when my school opens :/ and it's an hour bus journey to school so I'm confused if I should check track or not beforehand! I need advice
    you could check online if your school has a website, ring them up or email a member of staff? I'd check track beforehand simply because if you've got in it will be panic over and if not you can think of a plan on the bus. Of course it's totally up to you though but if you don't know what time you're going in it may be best to know sooner rather than slightly later?

    I don't know I'm a bit confused myself to be fair!

    Anyway whatever happens it'll be fine and good luck! xxx
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    I feel like this needs reposting in here - a lot of people seem to think Track outcomes will give them an indication about how they have done in their A levels.

    Track on Results Day

    When will Track update?

    Track will go live between 7:30am and 8am on results day. UCAS are saying 8am - it might go live earlier. It WON'T go live at midnight. At that point EVERYONE will be able to see any decisions that their universities have sent to UCAS.

    Just because it's live doesn't mean it will update for everyone. About 100,000 people the year before last didn't get a clear answer from Track first thing on Results Day - they had to collect their results and then ring up their firm/insurance uni.

    My Track didn't change - is it worth hitting refresh until it does?

    NO - once Track goes live again it then gets re-frozen in that state (because UCAS need to handle everyone and their dog hitting refresh constantly). Track WILL NOT CHANGE between 6am and midday. Hitting refresh just slows things down for everyone else. Give yourself some good karma - get off Track and go and buy the Telegraph(just in case), get together your contact numbers for your unis, top your phone up with credit (and charge it) and get ready to collect your results from School.

    My Track didn't change! That means I failed!

    NO - Universities have to MANUALLY compare every set of results with the offer conditions - even if it's a simple YES or NO for every one of those that means a lot of data input to put in to their database to send through to UCAS.

    If Track hasn't changed then that means that either:

    a) You've met your offer and your uni knows that and hasn't got round to telling UCAS.
    b) You've met your offer and your uni doesn't know that because your results got muddled up so they're waiting to talk to you to check before telling UCAS.
    c) You've missed your offer but your uni wants you anyway but hasn't got round to telling UCAS.
    d) You've imssed your offer but your uni want to make you an offer for a similar but less full course and haven't got round to telling UCAS.
    e) You've missed your offer and your uni haven't decided yet whether they can take you or not - they might need to see how many Insurance people they have to take before they know they've got room first.
    f) You've missed your offer and your firm uni doesn't want you but hasn't got round to telling UCAS.

    In other words - if Track hasn't changed that doesn't give ANY indication as to whether your results are good or bad. In fact in some ways it's good - of those applicants who got a definite answer on results day last year...?....some of them got a definite rejection. Being in limbo for a couple of hours is a GOOD thing compared to that.

    My Firm place has confirmed me! That means I passed my A levels!

    NO - remember - these things are decided MANUALLY....someone somewhere sits down with a pile of UCAS forms and a list of results and ticks off results against offers. If your firm has confirmed you - well done! You're in! BUT don't go into School/College expecting to see a long line of A grades. Just as a lot of unis can be slow in sending decisions to UCAS, some unis are VERY quick and will not only confirm the people who met their offers but will have confirmed a whole BUNCH of people who missed their grades.

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    Mine is online from about 6 too... But I'm going to delay until about 9AM when I wake up... and make sure I don't check any social media or TSR... just straight to my results.. if i do badly I'll have a cup of bleach next to me so I can wash the guilt in my throat away...
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    My school is open from 7:30am but as track is supposed to be live from about 8 I want to check it first- our school gives us 3 hours to come and get results and then they are emailed out as the Year 12s will then be allowed to come in. If track hasn't updated by shortly after 8am then I'll go in- I'm just hoping I don't have to make any phone calls!
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    even if im not on holiday is it possible to ask the school to email my results to me, just so that i dont have to go in and see people + teachers? lol
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    Track will be down, guaranteed, so I'm going in and intend to stare at the envelope for half an hour before actually opening it.
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    Anyone else redirected to this thread from the 'Aisle or Window' poll? :confused:
    (Original post by Elastichedgehog)
    Track will be down, guaranteed, so I'm going in and intend to stare at the envelope for half an hour before actually opening it.
    Honestly, just rip it open as soon as you get your hands on it, before you have time to think about it. Prevaricating nervously does no-one any good.
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    even if im not on holiday is it possible to ask the school to email my results to me, just so that i dont have to go in and see people + teachers? lol
    this is what i'm doing !! I won't be able to hack their disappointed faces
 
 
 
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