That’s where Clearing comes in
During Clearing your child will try and find an available course that they can study with their grades. It normally involves your child checking websites, calling up a uni and seeing if they can accept them. It’s a second chance to get into uni.
What can you do?
Results day and Clearing can be confusing and stressful for students and for you. If your child opens their envelope on the day and doesn’t see the grades they were hoping for, remember the ‘three Ps’:
Before you agree with them that the uni dream has died and they’re a complete failure, wait!
Take a second to form your reaction. An encouraging word will help them see the truth of the situation.
Students are likely to switch straight to panic mode if they haven’t got the results they hoped for.
They’ve been working hard for a long time to reach this stage – they’ve probably been imagining themselves at their first choice uni all year. They need to see you staying calm if they’re going to.
There’s a myth that Clearing is solely negative, but it's not true.
Clearing gives your child space to decide what they want to do, maybe realise there's a subject which suits them better, and perhaps consider universities they hadn’t before.