A Level Results Day 2021 - What happens if I don’t get the results I want?

When do I get my results?

Results are released on Tuesday 10th August 2021. If you studied your A Levels with us, they will be emailed to your college email account. Please do not come into college to collect your results!

If you didn’t study with us, please check with your provider how you are to receive your results.

UCAS Track is down to open from 8am on the 10th August. You will be able to find out whether you've been accepted on to your choice of course at university this way.

If you’re planning on university level study and things don't quite go your way, don’t worry. Here’s how you can still go further with The Sheffield College.

Click here to find out how you can apply through clearing.


Always check UCAS Track even if your results aren’t quite what you wanted. If you’re results aren’t a million miles away from your conditional offer, you may still have been accepted onto your chosen course.

Alternatively, if you have conditional offers for The Sheffield College which are showing as unsuccessful, don't abandon all hope. Please ring us on 0114 260 2600.

If your offer is still showing as conditional, or nothing has changed, please also contact us immediately. 

Didn't get the grades for your firm choice but did get the grades for your insurance choice?

Congratulations will be in order! If you're not accepted by your first choice university but do meet the entry requirements for your insurance choice, UCAS Track will update the status of your offer to Unconditional.

Your place at your insurance choice will be confirmed. If your insurance choice was The Sheffield College we will be in touch with more information. No need to call us as lines will be busy for the Clearing process; we'll contact you!


If you are unsuccessful and not accepted on to the course you’ve applied for or you turn down your insurance choice offer, you can apply for other courses through Clearing on UCAS. Clearing will be open immediately on results day and will list our university level courses which have vacancies.

To view The Sheffield College's University Level programmes, please click here.

This is how Clearing works:

  • Find a course that you want to study at The Sheffield College
  • Call us on 0114 260 2600 citing your Clearing Number and Personal I.D. It may be busy getting through on the day but please be patient, it’ll be worth it as we can answer all your questions. If we are satisfied with your grades, we will verbally offer you a place
  • Once we have settled on a verbal offer, you will need to click 'add Clearing choice' on UCAS and fill in the details. You only get 1 option to choose so this counts as accepting your offer!
  • We will contact you with more details, including your enrolment dates and what to do next

Something else?

Thinking of taking a different route? University isn't the only way for you to achieve career success. As more and employers place higher importance on work experience, one of our study programmes or Apprenticeships - including our Higher Apprenticeships which are the same level as university - may be of interest. Please click here for more information.

If you want to explore an alternative route into your dream job of future career, our expert Careers Advice Team are available to answer your queries and help you figure out your next steps - simply email them on CEIAG@sheffcol.ac.uk to get the conversation rolling! 

 From all of us here at The Sheffield College, good luck! If you do happen to run into any concerns or have any queries, give us a ring on 0114 260 2600 or email info@sheffcol.ac.uk.