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Parents and supporters

Clearing guidance

We're here to support you.

We've put together these pages to help you understand the Clearing process, provide the best advice and guidance, and answer key questions your child or students may have.

How to prepare for results day

Good planning and preparation are the best ways to reduce last-minute panic.

As a parent or supporter, you are one of the first people your students will see to talk to if they are disappointed – or if they have exceeded their expectations.

So how can you prepare ahead of results day?

Discuss the options

This is likely to be one of the most important questions on the day: do they have their heart set on a particular course, or a particular university?

My students want to study a particular course

If course is key, please direct your search towards UCAS’ Clearing search toolLink opens in a new window

See which courses we have available in Clearing.

My child or student wants to join Warwick through Clearing

Clearing is open to students who:

  • Did not achieve predicted exam results
  • Decided to apply at the last minute
  • Have changed their mind about their course
  • Had better exam results than you expected

Find out more about Clearing at Warwick

What is Clearing?

Our quick animation explains what UCAS Clearing is, how it works and what happens on A level results day (or whenever you receive your exam results).

What advice should I give?

If you are a parent or teacher, anything you can share with your students before results day might help to reassure them and give them an edge on the day.

Our Clearing Advice and Guidance FAQs outline how the Clearing process works and how to prepare.