Applying to university
UCAS is the centralised service provider for all students applying for UK universities and some apprenticeships (with the exception of students applying to art colleges to do a foundation year).
Students will apply with support from their sixth form mentors and Mr Coventon.
Students will require support from home to research suitable locations, types of universities and suitable courses. This link will provide up to date information about open days and virtual open days. However, it is advisable to check university websites too.
In order to process all students with a well-crafted application, students must stick to the timescales below, ensuring they have thoroughly researched the universities and courses of their choice before starting the UCAS application process.
Year 12 – Term 6
- Booking open days and time off, emailing Miss Bowen about absence.
- Receiving predicted grades following exam week
- Drafting personal statements with mentors
Year 13 - Term 1
- Completing personal statements with mentors
- Starting UCAS online application
- Visiting open days
- Deadline for Oxford, Cambridge, Medics and Vets applications: 15 October 2024
Year 13 - Term 2
- In school deadline for all other UCAS applications: 9 December 2024
Year 13 - Term 3
- UCAS deadline: 29 January 2025
- Attending applicant open days
- Applying for student finance
IBCP students must search entry requirements based on their vocational qualification - see the Sixth Form Team for further help
- You must register with UCAS to start your application.
- Go to: https://www.ucas.com/students
Other useful links
The Direct.gov website contains comprehensive information for students wanting to apply to higher education institutions.
The following pages are of particular interest:
The Guardian maintains a useful guide to higher education:
The Scholarship Hub is a comprehensive database of scholarships grants and bursaries that are available to UK undergraduates. You can search for alternative funding for your degree by subject, institution, and a wide range of eligibility criteria. Note that many can be used at any university so it is worth searching under "No specific university" as well as any specific universities you are interested in.
TheUniGuide is a free-to-use, independent source of information and advice to help you find the right degree course and university - featuring a simple-to-use search tool that lets you filter course results on the things that matter most to you, real-life student insights from nearly 300 UK universities and colleges, plus expert advice on everything from applications to student finance.