How will I get my A level results?

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Studying at home

The summer holidays are a time to kick back and relax. Until this week, that is, if you’re waiting for A level results! A question we’re asked frequently at this time of year is ‘how will I get my A level results?’ We’ve put together some information to answer this and some other questions ahead of results day this Thursday.

I sat exams at an NEC partnership centre, how will I get my results?

The centre will email your results directly to you so keep an eye on your inbox. On rare occasions the email might go into your spam file, so check there if you haven’t received anything.

I sat exams at a centre that I arranged privately.

You should contact them directly to find out how they will send results to you. It might be by email, or by post.

I’m worried I didn’t do as well as I hoped. Will I still get my place at university?

If you’re worried about whether you’ll get into university with your grades or you need to know if you can re-sit your exams if you don’t get the results you want there are lots of places to go for information. UCAS is just one example of where to go, they will be able to help answer any questions you may have about getting into University.

I am feeling really anxious, any tips?

Look after yourself. It’s important to try to get a good night’s sleep but if you’re struggling to drift off try reading a book you really enjoy to take your mind off the next day. You could even try doing a bit of meditation to help relax your mind and body. There are some great apps out there like Headspace and Calm that guide you through letting go of your thoughts and focussing on deep breathing.

I’m away on results day, what can I do?

If you’re results are being sent by email, make sure you know where you get internet access wherever you will be. If you need to collect your results, let the school or college know that you’ll be away and see if you can arrange for someone to collect them on your behalf.

What are the pass grades for A levels?

A* to E grades are a pass.  A* to C grades are considered a good pass.

Will I get my certificate on results day?

Your certificate will be sent to you in November, on results day you’ll receive your statement of results.

What next?
Whatever the outcome, you’ve worked so hard getting this far so why not arrange a night in with friends or go out for dinner to celebrate finishing your A levels. Studying for any qualification takes a lot of steam and motivation which is why you should be proud of getting through it.

We wish you all the best of luck for your exam results and hope you get the grades you want. If you’re an NEC student please share your results with us by emailing

Let us know how you get on and what’s next in your learning journey at @NationalExtensionCollege on Facebook or @NEC_Home_Study on Twitter #ProudNECStudent

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