A-level results day: clearing and next steps

17 August, 2023Mutahara Gofur

A-level results day is finally here! If you’ve just received your results, you might be wondering what to do next. We take a look at some of the options available if you didn’t get the results you expected or simply want to consider other study paths.

A-level results not what you expected?

If you didn’t get the results needed for your firm choice, it doesn’t mean you can’t go to university. First thing’s first, if you are just shy of getting what you needed and you feel you’ve been marked unfairly, you could look into getting your exams remarked. To do this, you’ll need to contact your college or sixth form – they can then make a request to the exam board to remark your paper.

However, you should also consider that getting a paper remarked may also mean that you could get marked down or simply end up with the same result.

But even if you do not end up with the marks you had hoped for, there are still options.

Applying to LIBF through clearing

UCAS clearing is essentially a second chance at finding a degree course that you’re passionate about. A common misconception is that it’s just for those who didn’t receive any university offers or missed the entry requirements for their course – but that’s not always the case. If your grades were higher than you expected, for example, you might have met the entry requirements for universities that appeal to you more than your firm choice!

If you’re interested in studying a degree in banking and finance, we offer two undergraduate degrees on campus:

You can apply to us through clearing. The best way to do this is to call us on 020 8059 8569 / 020 3747 2827 and speak to a member of our team. You’ll need to have:

  • your UCAS number
  • your clearing number
  • your A-level results.

For more information, you can visit our clearing page.

Studying at LIBF

Either of our undergraduate courses is a great choice if you want to pursue a career in the financial sector. A banking and finance degree can open the door to numerous opportunities and gives you the chance to explore the different areas of one of the world’s most fascinating, dynamic and important industries.

LIBF degrees also offer the chance to do an industrial placement, allowing you to gain valuable work experience and put your knowledge into practice. Having work experience can give you a significant advantage when you enter the job market. It also gives you a head start in building your professional network, which could prove invaluable as you progress through your career. It may even be possible for you to secure a permanent role where you did your placement.

Finally, LIBF students can access additional support through our Careers and Employability team, who will be on hand to help you as you look to enter the working world, offering advice on how to structure your CV, tailor your job applications to the role you’re applying for, and develop your interview skills.

So, even if you didn’t get the A-level results you were hoping for, there are still plenty of options when it comes to higher education and you may even find there are opportunities out there that you hadn’t considered when originally making your university choices.

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