A-level results day 2021: all dates and information

When is A-level results day? Find the key dates and what to do if your results aren’t what you expected.

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When is A-level results day 2021?

This year, A-level results day will be Tuesday 24 August 2021 for A and AS levels in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Due to the disruption to learning caused by the coronavirus pandemic, students in Wales will not sit formal examinations, and A-level exams will be replaced with teacher assessments.

Similarly, in Scotland, Higher and Advanced Higher exams will also be replaced with teacher assessments.

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) results day is 10 August 2021

Schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be able to see A-level exam results on most examining boards’ systems by 23 August, but these are for headteachers and the exams officer only.

For more details about post-result analysis for your centre, please refer to the exam board website using the links below.


Get the latest A-level exam timetables and exam board information
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Collecting A-level results 

Students will be able to collect their results from their school or college in the morning, usually from 10am. It is advisable for students to bring with them their Ucas letter and the relevant contact details for any university that has made them a firm or insurance offer, as well as copies of personal statements and references.

Those who are unable to collect their results in person can request in advance to receive them via email. These will be available from 8am. To receive your results via email, speak to your school or college.

This year it is advisable for students to check with their school or college on the collection procedure. There may be one-way systems, staggered collections or the requirement to wear a face covering. 

What if the results aren’t what I expected?

If you are unhappy with your results, you can request a review of marking, or a 'remark'. 

There are more details on appeals here.

Support phone lines

The department for education have provided an exam results helpline.

Telephone 0800 100 900


The Exam Results Helpline can provide information on appeals, complaints, or what a student might be able to do next after they have received their results.

Students can also contact Ofqual by telephone on 0300 303 3344.

Students can call this number if they want to find out more about how you were graded, the autumn exams series, how to make an appeal or raise a concern about bias or discrimination.


If a student wishes to resit their exam, there will be an opportunity in the next summer exam series in 2022.

To get in touch with the relevant exam board, use the links below:






A-level students in England and Wales can call an exam results helpline, run by Ucas, 0800 100 900. It is open from 16-30 August. 

A-level students in Scotland can call a separate helpline, also run by Ucas, 0808 100 8000. It is open from 7-15 August.​

Find out more about Ucas

University clearing

If your students didn’t make the grades they needed for their university course, then they will need to go through Clearing.

For all your questions on how Clearing works, see our guide to Clearing. And for how to support your students on results day, one head of sixth form shares their wisdom on how to support your students through the A-level results process.

More latest A level news

For all the latest news and views on A-level results day, please visit our specialist A-level results hub.

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