What to do on A-Level results day

We answer your burning questions around A-Level results day and highlight how to make the most of the grades you've achieved. 

**Updated on Wednesday 10th August, 2022**

Seeing your A-Level results can conjure feelings of relief, disappointment or euphoria, but whatever your results, at dBs Institute we have a few tips on how to cope and make sure you secure the university place that's best for you – no matter what your grades!

I achieved the grades I need to join dBs. What do I need to do next to confirm my space?

Congratulations on achieving your grades! Your next steps are to submit your certification, your transcript or your final grades to Falmouth University, who will validate them and make you an unconditional or conditional offer.

I didn’t get the grades I needed, is there still a chance I can study at dBs this September?

Unfortunately, you didn't get the grades you were hoping for, but that doesn't necessarily mean you're out of options. We're willing to discuss individual cases, so don't beat yourself up. Get in contact with us, so we can discuss options and hopefully still find you a place at dBs.

I’ve changed my mind about the course I’d like to study. Is it too late to change?

It's certainly not the end of the world if you're having second thoughts about your course choice and we can look into this up to the start of the programme. We encourage anyone in this situation to contact us and we can arrange a meeting with the course leader from an alternative course and try and find the right fit for you.

I’ve confirmed my place at dBs! Is there anything I need to do before my course starts?

Thank you for confirming your place with dBs - we're very excited for you to join us in the coming weeks. You should have already received several communications surrounding your start in September, and will be receiving more between now and the 12th September.

A-Level results day checklist

  1. Find out what time and where you can get your results, be prepared and realistic on how you think you've done. But don't freak out if it hasn't gone to plan. Get ready to initiate plan B!

  2. Have your UCAS login details handy, you'll need these whether you get the grades or not. Double check your contact details, so you know all the information is going to the correct place.

  3. Have a pen and paper and the contact details of your university choice to hand. Get calling your choices first, no matter what your grades.

  4. Check clearing pages, the dBs clearing page is already live and get in touch for help on applying for a course.

Whatever your grades, it's what you do next that's important, take charge of the situation and speak to somebody about what to do and take all the help that is available. 


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