London universities respond to Results Day 2023

London, August 17, 2023 – As students in England, Wales and in Northern Ireland receive their A-level, BTEC and other level 3 exam results, universities and higher education colleges across London are proud to congratulate students on their remarkable achievements. This momentous occasion marks the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. As well as showcasing the exceptional talent and potential of the future generation, this year’s Results Day also testifies to their resilience, having had their GCSE examinations cancelled and overcome Covid-related disruption.

We understand that Results Day can be a time of mixed emotions for students, parents, and educators alike. It’s important to remember that examination results are just one part of a student’s journey, and they do not define their worth or potential. We recognize that some students may not have achieved the grades they were hoping for. Not achieving predicted grades does not diminish the hard work, dedication, and effort that students have invested in their studies.

We encourage students to remember that there are multiple paths to success, and that there is no wrong door. Education is a continuous process, and setbacks can often lead to unforeseen opportunities and experiences. We encourage students to discuss their options with their schools and dedicated teams at their preferred universities and higher education colleges, who will be on hand to help on the day and throughout the coming weeks.

Institutions remain committed to providing guidance and support to students as they navigate their next steps. There are various avenues available, including re-evaluating options, considering alternative pathways, and seeking guidance on potential resits or other qualifications that may align better with a student’s strengths and interests. This Results Day the message from London’s higher education sector is clear: there is plenty choice in the system and, if you want to go onto university then London’s 50+ institutions have a range of courses and programmes available, some of which will also be available through Clearing.

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