Good luck to all students picking up results on Thursday.

As ever, it's best to be prepared, so we've put together a checklist of what you might need on the day - before you can start celebrating.

  • Your UCAS Track login details. This will be on a letter or email from when you started your application.
  • Mobile phone (fully charged). For calls, selfies, anything really.
  • Contact details for your university choices.
  • Bookmark the web address of Clearing and Adjustment UCAS pages.
  • The details of conditional offers and clearing phone numbers for universities of interest.
  • Should you not be available on results day, give someone nominated access so they can speak to UCAS on your behalf.
  • Your carefully researched clearing list, if you suspect you might need it.
  • Personal statement
  • GCSE results.

First things to do on the day

  • Check UCAS Track. You'll be able to see confirmation (or not) but not your grades. This is live from 8am.
  • Collect your grades: Check with your school or college when they open for you to collect your grades as it can vary.