Results Days 2022 – FAQs

The following page is intended for students at Exeter College who are expecting to receive qualification results this summer (2022).

When will my results be available?

There are two main results days for our 16-18 learners: 

  • Thursday 18th August is the results day for all Level 3 courses, including A/AS Levels, T Levels, UAL and BTECs and other vocational qualifications. Results will be available online via your eLIP page from 8.30am.     
  • Thursday 25th August is the results day for GCSE courses and any other qualifications that are Level 2 (such as level 2 BTECs). Results will be available from 8.30am via your eLIP page. 

Please take the time to read the below and ensure that you know what to do when it comes to results day.  

Please note that many of the below links will be accessible to current learners only. For parents and guardians, please refer to your recent emails about results for further information. 

How do I get my results?

College will be open. Please join us at our Digital and Data Centre, IoT building (Hele Road Site) from 8.30am onwards to meet with friends and open your results together. There will be free drinks available from the Costa Cafe and professional photos being taken. Alternatively, you will be able to log in from wherever you are to see your results.

If you are unable to join us on site, there will also be support available online should you need it and via our Advice Line on 01392 400555. Students should log into their My eILP page via the Student Hub to see their results.  

Results are available through your My eILP on the correct results day and time as outlined above (remember that you might have different results days if you are retaking GCSEs alongside a level 3 course). 

If you can’t access your account, you might need to reset your password

What support will be available from College if I need it on my results day?

There will be a range of support available on results days and beyond. We will be running a live chat function as well as a phone advice line on results days to offer general support and signposting. Both might get busy – please do check the FAQs below first as they might answer your query.  

On results day you will find our Live Chat function on our College homepage, or you can phone our advice line on 01392 400555.  

Please note, if you would like more in-depth advice about your next steps, you should contact our Future Steps team via your My eILP (to book an appointment), email futuresteps@exe-coll.ac.uk or call 01392 400330.  

Our teaching staff and tutors will still be on their summer break on level 3 results day this year, but we will have our Student Support team available to help you with urgent queries about progression.

Remember if you are planning to stay on with us this September, your tutor will be in contact with you on 25th August so keep your phone handy, so you do not miss their call. 

Hints and tips to help you on results day

Before you collect your results

Ensure that you have access to your My eILP page by logging on to the system through the Student Hub before results day. If you can’t access the system, you might need to reset your password

Update your contact details on My eILP, including your phone number, as we may need to contact you directly on results day. 

See the Frequently Asked Questions below before contacting us:

You can unlock your account and reset your password by following the instructions on this page. 

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that there will only be an autumn exam series for GCSE English and Maths. 

If you are still studying English or Maths GCSE with us and wish to try to improve your grade in the autumn exam series, we will support you to do so at College if your teachers think you are ready to do so. Your English or Maths teacher will talk to you about this. If you have left the College you will need to find a centre that can take you as a private candidate to resit the exams.  

Your best grade will stand.  

Log in to your My eILP page on your results day (check the dates and times above). Simply click on the link from your homepage of your My eILP and you’ll be taken to a page with your results. You will see the following: 

Result: this will be the overall grade you have been awarded for this qualification 

Level: this refers to the level of qualification you have been awarded, for example GCSEs are level 2, A Levels are level 3 and vocational qualifications can be level 1, 2 or 3. 

Contact us on the chat function or advice line and we will arrange for our exams team to get the information you need.  

Certificates will be issued in November and you will receive notification informing you when and how you will be able to access these.

You can decline your firm choice offer place if you would prefer to go through the Clearing process. See advice from UCAS here

You can contact us using our Live Chat function on the website or by calling 01392 400330 to book an appointment with our Future Steps team. They can help you to decide whether declining your offer to go into clearing is a good option for you.  

Please check the status of your UCAS application via Track. Many students find alternative courses through the UCAS clearing system which matches you with suitable courses that still have vacancies. Find out about clearing 2022.  

For general support and signposting you can contact us via our Live Chat function on the website or by calling the results advice line on 01392 400555. Please note, if you would like more in-depth advice about your results and to discuss the options available to you, you should contact our Future Steps team via your My eILP (to book an appointment), at futuresteps@exe-coll.ac.uk or by calling 01392 400330. 

If you wish to see your exam scripts or request a review or recheck of the marking please access this webpage where you will find details of all the services you can request, deadlines and fees. Please be aware that you must pay the fees through Wisepay at the time of submitting your request. Alternatively you can email examresultsenquiries@exe-coll.ac.uk for further advice.

For AS, year one and returning students, your first-year tutor will be in touch on Thursday 25th August to discuss your results and you will be invited in to discuss these on the morning of Friday 26th August if any changes are needed.

Learners who have not got what they need to carry on all three elements of their A Level programme have several options at the College: 

  • You can look at other AS levels you could sit alongside your two other A Level subjects. This can be a good option if you have achieved well in the two you are carrying on and there is an AS Level that would compliment them well and support your progression. 
  • You can look at alternative routes to your chosen progression. For example, our level 3 courses like T Levels, UAL and BTECs offer excellent progression to university. This can be a good option if you have found that A Level style final exam assessments do not always help you show your best performance – some learners do their best work in assignment work and so will get better UCAS points from an alternative level 3 course than A Levels.
     
  • You might have decided that you are ready for a different type of learning and want to begin your journey into work. Apprenticeships at the College run in a very wide range of skills and professions – and can run right the way up to degree level. 

You can start thinking about these options and use our online prospectus to support you or contact us on results day to start discussion and support. Your tutor will be in contact on 25th August to help you to finalise your decision and support your next steps. 

First of all, do not panic. We have other options for you at Exeter College:

  • You can look at alternative routes to your chosen progression. For example, our level 3 courses like T Levels, UAL and BTECs offer excellent progression to university. This can be a really good option if you have found that A Level style final exam assessments do not always help you show your best performance – some learners do their best work in assignment work and so will get better UCAS points from an alternative level 3 course than A Levels. 
  • You might have decided that you are ready for a different type of learning and want to begin your journey into work. Apprenticeships at the College run in a very wide range of skills and professions – and can run right the way up to degree level. 

You can call our Future Steps team on 01392 400330 to start exploring and researching these options or wait for your year one tutor to contact you on 25th August to discuss your options. 

Some BTEC courses are two-year courses and so you will not receive an overall grade until the end of next year. When you return to College your tutor and teachers will share your unit grades with you. 

Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications

BTEC Level 1/2 Firsts  BTEC Level 1/ 2 Tech AwardsBTEC Level 2 Technicals
Level 2 Distinction (D)Level 2 Distinction (L2D)Distinction (D)
Level 2 Merit (M)Level 2 Merit (L2M)Merit (M)
Level 2 Pass (P)
Level 2 Pass (L2P)
Pass (P)
Level 1 Pass (L1)Level 1 Distinction (L1D)
Level 1 Merit (L1M)
Level 1 Pass (L1)

Level 3 qualifications

Single grade qualifications (e.g., National Certificates and National Foundation Diplomas)If a qualification has multiple grades (e.g., a National Diploma/National Extended Diploma) then each grade is as follows:BTEC Level 3 Nationals (teaching from 2014)
BTEC (QCF) qualifications
Distinction Star – D*Distinction star – D*
Distinction – DSDistinction – DDistinction (D)
Merit – MEMerit – MMerit (M)
Pass – PAPass – PPass (P)
For example a triple grade of D*DD would be Distinction Star, Distinction, Distinction.Near Pass (N)

A small number of our A Level subjects (listed below) do not have an external AS exam so you will have sat an internal exam/assessment in June instead. Your result is internal because it is not an official awarding body grade.

  • Year 1 French 
  • Year 1 German 
  • Year 1 Spanish 
  • Year 1 Geography 
  • Year 1 Philosophy 
  • Year 1 Environmental Science 
  • Year 1 Computer Science
  • Year 1 Double Maths 
  • Year 1 Physical Education 
  • Year 1 Textiles 
  • Year 1 Fine Art 

Changes mid-way through a two-year course would be exceptional and only considered to enable a change in career progression. Your tutor will be in touch on 25th August to discuss results and options. 

Your tutor will be in touch on 25th August to discuss options, and you should tell them your plan. They can support you in your next steps and make the necessary arrangements. If you would like to speak to our Future Steps team, you can arrange an appointment by using our Live Chat function on the website or by calling 01392 400330. 

If you are 18 and have completed study at level 3, we may have an option that would fit in with your progression ambitions. It will depend on what you are aiming for long term. To be of value to you it will need to be a different course to those you have already gained – you can’t just do some more A Levels, or resit the same ones again. Some examples of the kinds of progression opportunities we do have are below. You can contact us using our Live Chat function on the website or email Futuresteps@exe-coll.ac.uk so we can discuss the options available to you. 

  • Art foundation – Level 4 – For those looking to spend a year developing their artistic skills and portfolio before progressing to university. 
  • Courses such as HNCs and Foundation Degrees at Exeter College. Details of all our Higher Education courses can be found under the Higher Education section on our website. Applications for these courses are still open. See here for the courses we run. 
  • An Apprenticeship will enable you to be paid by an employer, achieve additional qualifications and gain work experience. Typically, as an Apprentice you will spend one day a week at College and the rest of your time will be working in an employer’s business. We work with hundreds of employers right across Devon and offer Apprenticeships across multiple subject areas, at all different levels – from Level 2 to degree apprenticeships. Check out our current vacancies here and come and speak to our friendly team who can explain how it all works. We are based in the Apprenticeship Hub in Queen Street – you can also book a virtual appointment with us here.

Your tutor will contact you, by telephone, on 25th August. They will talk through your options with you.


GCSE Results Day FAQs for Applying Students

Please click here to apply online or download an application form. Once we have processed your application, the next step will be to attend an interview with a subject specialist at enrolment in early September. We will do our best to accommodate your first-choice course with us, but this will be subject to availability on your chosen course and whether you achieve the course entry requirements. Please note that the final date for online applications is the 24 August, after this date we will only be accepting paper applications.

If you would like to discuss your options with a college adviser, please call 01392 400600.

Please come along to your enrolment appointment where we will support you to find the course that’s right for you and your ambitions.

Please don’t worry. Just come along to your booked enrolment appointment. One of the course tutors/subject lecturers will talk you through your options. We offer vocational courses at a range of levels to suit learners of all abilities so we will be able to discuss the most appropriate level for you to begin on during your enrolment appointment. 

Please don’t worry. Just come along to your enrolment appointment. We will discuss your programme of study options with you when you come in. 

I’ve applied for an A Level or IB programme, but I’ve missed my offer on a number of grades I needed.

Have at look at our online prospectus so that you start to get an idea of what some of the alternatives are. There are also lots of useful resources on our virtual experience homepage and the College Advice Team page. If you are unsure and need some help you can call our results advice line on 01392 400555 to find out more about your options. You can also talk to us using our online chat function on our website. Please do not worry. The College have a wide range of courses, and we will have something for you.

If your grades aren’t quite what you hoped for please do not worry. Contact our recruitment adviser team on 01392 400800 for a chat about your next steps.

Please contact our recruitment adviser team on 01392 400800 to find out about current vacancies.

If you are an Apprenticeship applicant aged under 18, you are entitled to receive a full time course offer from us. If you would like to consider this option rather than an Apprenticeship, please attend your booked full time enrolment slot. If you are unable to make your slot, or have not received one by post, please call 01392 400444 to re-arrange.

If you wish to appeal your GCSE results you will need to contact your school. They will be able to advise and support you on the GCSE appeals process and whether this is the right option for you. You should still attend your enrolment appointment with us. 

If your GCSE grades were lower than you were hoping for, we will work with you to find a course that is right for you and your ambitions. Please come along to your enrolment appointment.  

If you have not yet achieved a grade 4 or above in Maths or English Language you will study these subjects alongside your college course. If you are ready to resit your Maths and/or English exams in November, we will support you to do so at college.

No, if you have GCSE English Literature at grade 4 or higher you can choose not to retake English Language and will not have to study it at College if you do not wish to do so. If you wish to study it with us to improve your grade, we will support you to do so. Please talk to us about this at your enrolment appointment.

We know that every year there are some learners who for several reasons may not have been entered for GCSEs at a school.  

Our Fast Track GCSE programme may be suitable for some students in these circumstances. For further information about this course, please click here. Please attend your enrolment appointment where we can discuss whether this is a suitable option for you.