A Level Results and Undergraduate Offer Confirmations 2021

Information for undergraduate offer holders, 2021

First of all, congratulations to everyone on your hard work, learning and development over the past two years at college or school – particularly in the unusual circumstances we find ourselves in.

Whatever your A Level grades may be, from happy surprise to disappointment, what matters most is that your studies are rewarding, and that you continue to enjoy learning.  

Looking after your wellbeing is important. You might want to take a look at advice (for you and to share with your parents) from organisations like Young Minds or The Mix


I have got my results and met my Newnham College offer. What do I do now?

That’s great news, and you don’t need to do anything today. However, in the next week or so, you will receive an email from the Admissions Office with a link to a page with various information about arriving in September.

Please read the information carefully and make sure you complete any necessary forms by the stated deadlines.

We’re looking forward to having you join the Newnham community. Meanwhile, why not follow us on Instagram?


I have got my results and have just missed my offer and don’t have a decision at UCAS yet. What do I do now?

Please email our admissions team (admissions@newn.cam.ac.uk) with your full name, UCAS Personal ID, subject and explain what the offer conditions were and what grades you have received. A smartphone picture of your marks is fine in the first instance, to be followed up by hardcopy confirmation if requested.  We will be receiving a high volume of emails so there may be a delay in response but we will reply as soon as we can: please don’t follow up with us if you don’t get a quick response.


I applied in October and wasn’t made an offer. Do you have any spare places at Newnham College?

The only people who can be reconsidered at this stage are the people eligible for UCAS Adjustment at Cambridge. If you are eligible for Cambridge’s UCAS Adjustment process, you will have received details of this in the email from Dr Sam Lucy on 25 January 2021.


I applied in October and wasn’t made an offer. Can I enter UCAS Adjustment?

If you meet the criteria for UCAS Adjustment at Cambridge, you will have been informed when you received your decision in January.

If you are eligible, go to the University’s UCAS Adjustment webpage for instructions on how to enter Adjustment for Cambridge.

There is a tight window to enter Adjustment for Cambridge which is 08:00 – 13:00 (BST) on Tuesday 10 August. If you miss this, you are not able to enter Adjustment for Cambridge.  Don’t forget to register for Adjustment at UCAS as well!


I was made an offer by a different College but didn’t meet the offer and my application has been made unsuccessful . Can I be considered for a place at Newnham through the Summer Pool?

No, if your application has been made unsuccessful then you will not be placed into the Summer Pool by your ‘offer College’ so cannot be considered by any other Colleges.

You may also wish to have a look at the University’s Exam results: What next? webpage.