if you miss your required grades by a bit how do you know if the unis accepted you or not. do they write to you or do you have to phone up and ask whether or not you've been accepted?
how do you know when to move from firm to insurance?
The university knows our grades before we do. As such you can expect a letter to drop through your door within a couple of days of the results telling you the news. You could also just give them a call. I remember my bro missed 1 of his grades but he got a letter the day after results telling him he had got in to Bristol. Hope this helps dude. D
Also your status is monitorable on the UCAS website on the day of the results.
You won't be able to find out on there the day before, even if your university have got your results !