Results Advice

Getting your exam results is a big deal and you may be feeling even more uncertain over what to expect. The impact of coronavirus on schools and colleges means that A Levels and GCSE grades will be based on Centre Assessment Grades, instead of exam results. More details can be found on the government website.

How will I get my grades?

You will receive your results on Results Day:

  • 13 August 2020 (A Levels/BTECs)**
  • 20 August 2020 (GCSEs)

Newbury College students will receive their exam results by email to their college email address. For Year 11 and Year 13 students at school, your school should have already contacted you with instructions on accessing your results.

**Please Note: The awarding body Pearson's have delayed the release of L1 and L2 BTEC results, as these are being reassessed. They will not be issued on Thursday 20th August. We are expecting further confirmation regarding these results by the 28th August. The L3 results will be realigned and we are expecting an update on the 25th August. We will keep you updated with any further information as we get it.

You should NOT go to your school or to the College unless you have been told otherwise.

If you have not received your grades by the end of the Results Day, you should contact the school/college.

Appealing results - for further information on the limited instances for appeal, please pdf read the Ofqual Guide to Appeal document (234 KB) .

Note: Results for other qualifications may be released on different days. For issues accessing your college email, please contact IT Support on 01635 845244.

Starting at Newbury College

All students due to start at the College in September, and receiving their GCSE results, should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to notify us of the grades you have achieved.

If you have any concerns or queries please complete this short form to speak to the team. Your answers will ensure your enquiry is directed to the correct member of staff, who are on hand and will be in touch soon.

What if my grades are not what I expected?

With very few exams taking place this year, your actual grades may be higher or lower than you expected. It is important to understand how this might affect your choices and the options available to you. Whether you have just missed the mark or exceeded your own expectations, there are many ways to access your chosen career through both further and higher education.

  • Don't Panic

    The college or university may still accept you on your chosen course.

    If your chosen course is at Newbury College, contact our Information Services team on 01635 845000 to discuss your options.

    If your chosen course is with another college or university, you may be able to go through 'clearing'. Clearing is how some universities and colleges fill any places they still have on their courses. Our careers advisers can help you to understand the clearing process.

    For more information on clearing, visit the UCAS website.

    If you are interested in finding out more about your chosen career, our website now contains information on the progression routes and earning potential of many popular career choices.

    This is part of our focus on ‘Careers not Courses’, an initiative which paths the way to the new T Level qualifications, by providing students with employer-led curriculum and meaningful industry placements.

  • Consider your options

    A Levels vs BTECs/T Levels

    Some people may choose to stay at school for A Levels after year 11, but did you know that you can also earn UCAS points studying vocational courses? In fact, one in four students studying a BTEC Level 3 qualification goes on to study at University, with others gaining meaningful employment in their chosen career.


    If you want to get a head start in your career, you may choose to pursue an apprenticeship, a work-based qualification that combines employment with technical training. Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of professions, from traditional areas such as engineering, mechanics and health care to accountancy, business administration, and leadership and management.

    Alternatives to University

    University Centre Newbury, in partnership with Newbury College, offers higher education qualifications that are equivalent to one or two years at university and cost significantly less than university fees. The high-quality Foundation Degree, HNC and HND courses provide you with the skills you need to succeed, whether you want to go on to further study at university or develop a career. UCN also has links with some excellent employers and universities including University of Reading and Buckinghamshire New University.

  • Speak to us

    Free and impartial online advice and support is available to all young people and parents with our dedicated team.

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    The iCould Buzz Quiz helps you understand your strengths and discover the careers that could most suit you.

Consider your options