Students in the Sixth Form start their UCAS preparation in March of Year 12, attending a local UCAS Convention. At this event, they have the opportunity to speak to many different university representatives and other providers of post-18 education and training.
Towards the end of Year 12, typically after the AS exams have finished, the students spend a day in school off-timetable, considering the start of their Personal Statement and university application. In support of this day, recent alumni return to discuss their own university application and choices with current students.
Students have time during PSE lessons in the Summer Term of Year 12 to complete the start of their UCAS application, and work with tutors to begin preparing their personal statement. These are completed in the Autumn term, with those applying for Oxbridge, Veterinary Science, Medicine and Dentistry courses submitting their application well in advance of the 15 October UCAS deadline. For other applicants, the in-school deadline for applications is 30 November.
Throughout the UCAS process, students are supported by an experienced team of form tutors. These tutors also prepare students' references, with input from subject teachers.
We are very proud of our students, who receive offers from top universities, as well as gaining entry to highly competitive courses.
Dr Sarah Pannell
Teacher of Biology & UCAS Coordinator