Clearing guidance for teachers
Whether your students already have their results, or they’re waiting (anxiously or excitedly) for August, it’s never too early to think about what happens next.
As a teacher, you’ll be an invaluable source of support at this time – so here’s some advice you might find helpful to clarify the Clearing and Adjustment process.
Warwick has Clearing and Adjustment places available across many of our world-leading departments. Contact our team to discuss our courses.
Preparing ahead of the day
It goes without saying that good planning and preparation are the best way to reduce last-minute panic.
As a teacher, you’re one of the first people your students will see to talk to if they’re disappointed – or if they’ve exceeded their expectations.
So how can you prepare ahead of results day?
Are they aiming for a particular course or a particular university?
This is likely to be one of the most important questions on the day: does your student have their heart set on a particular course, or a particular university?
- If course is key, direct your students towards UCAS’ search tool.
- If they are interested in a particular university, tell them to keep an eye on the university's Clearing website in advance of results day. They should also check on the day itself. For example, Warwick will publish some entry requirements in advance, but may alter more following A Level results.
Top tips for your students
Anything you can share with your students before results day itself might help reassure them and give them an edge on the day. Here are some helpful resources you can share:
- University Clearing: Top Tips (YouTube video)
- University Clearing: What to expect when you call up for clearing (YouTube video)
Talk to us
If you have questions before results day, please try our FAQs, or join us on a Live Chat.
What information will your student need?
When your students call Warwick on results day (13 August), they’ll need some key information to hand.
- Their UCAS ID
- The full name of the course they are interested in applying for
- Their qualifications
What if they do better than they expected?
For students whose grades exceed their expectations, you should suggest that they look into Adjustment. This gives them the chance to apply for universities with higher entry requirements than their first-choice university.
Courses in Adjustment aren’t listed on UCAS, so your students will need to think about what university is best for them, and call them directly.
How to get in touch on the day (13 August)
- Students can contact our Clearing Hotline. Lines will be open from 8am-6pm, and we will confirm the telephone number closer to the time.
- Teachers can contact our dedicated Teachers Line. Lines will be open from 8am-6pm, and we will confirm the telephone number closer to the time.