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A-level results/grades

We know what a stressful time this has been for all students looking for university places and we do not want you to feel disadvantaged as a result of not having sat your exams. If you are thinking about applying to Essex through clearing, we are happy to look at a combination of the grades achieved in the assessments below (and will consider your application based on the highest grade per subject):

  • predicted grades
  • centre-assessed grades
  • calculated grades
  • mock A-level grades

Please also provide any details of the grades achieved in AS-levels, EPQ and/or GCSEs, so we can consider these when making a decision on your application.

If using our clearing hotline, please tell the telephone operator the different grades you have available. If applying via our web form, please provide the different grades within the “any other information” field part of the application form.

If you are unsure what your predicted grades and/or centre-assessed grades are, please contact your school/college.


Short course to prepare you for academic success

We know that the disruption to your learning this year has had a significant impact, and we are dedicated to supporting you to success in your future learning. To help you prepare for university, we’ve developed an online, six-week course called the Pre-Undergraduate Short Course. It’s completely optional but if you complete it and enrol with us this year, you’ll be eligible for a £500 bursary.

Find out more information about the bursary

Listen to our Clearing 2020 podcast

Cate, Amy, Tasha, and Rosanna from our Marketing and Student recruitment team talk about how Results Day works, what it means to go through 'Clearing' and how the University of Essex can support you.

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COVID-19 advice for students

Concerned about what the impact of COVID-19 means both for your university application and, for your university experience when you start in the autumn? We are working hard to ensure that you are able to start with us in October – in whatever way possible.

Read our COVID-19 guidance for applicants