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Welcome to the UCAS Guidance page



Click HERE for help completing your UCAS form online

This is a really useful website to help you with your application for University - Studential

For help with writing your Personal Statements, this section of the website is good too! - Personal Statement Help

You should be starting to look at Universities and finding out what courses are on offer.  When you look at the courses they will indicate the Entry Requirements.  In some cases they are shown as grades, for example ABB, in other cases they are shown as points, for example 200 points.  So, do you know what points are awarded for AS, A level and BTECt National? 
Click HERE for a breakdown of the points awarded for each grade for all 3 courses.

Do you know what you want to study at University?  You can take the Stamford Test to find out the courses that are suited to you.

You will need to start visiting Universities that you are going to apply for. 
Click HERE to find out when the Open Days are.

Writing a Personal Statement

Personal Statement Documents

My Personal Statement          My UCAS Personal Statement          Personal Statement Worksheet          Writing an Effective Personal Statement

Where do you start?

Why you have chosen the course/s you have selected;
The reason the subject interests you;
Evidence that you understand what is required to study the course;
Aspects of your current studies related to the course/s you have chosen;
Details of jobs, placements, work experience or voluntary work which you have undertaken, particularly if it has relevance to your chosen field;
Hobbies/interests/social activities that show you are a well rounded student;
Details of non-accredited qualifications: e.g. Duke of Edinburgh;
Other achievements you are proud of, e.g. reaching grade 3 in piano;
Positions of responsibility both in and out of school;
Attributes that make you special, interesting or unique;

Whether you have any future plans you have of how you want to use the knowledge and experience that you gain at university.

UCAS Timeline

Year 12
 Autumn Term  Register with www.yougofurther.com 
 Spring Term Research courses and universities (Look for Open Days)
  Write first draft of personal statement
 July East London Higher Education Convention at Queen Mary College, University of London
  Students hoping to apply for Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary degrees write personal statements
 August AS results – Students finalise their choices of courses and universities

Year 13

 September  Register with UCAS and complete the application form 
 October 15th Closing Date for Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary degrees
 Half Term All students finish their UCAS application form and ‘send  to referee’ for checking
  Tutors complete references and forward to Sixth Form staff
 November Students make corrections to UCAS forms, school references are added and they are sent to universities
  Offers are received by early applicants
 January 15th Last date for ‘in time’ applications
 February Students finalise their applications and portfolios for some Art and Design courses
  UCAS Extra starts (students who have no offers or reject all their offers can make new applications)
 March Most students have received offers.  Start finance applications.
  Choose ‘Firm’ and ‘Insurance’ offers and reject others
 May 4th Final date for replies by students who received all their offers by 31st March (‘Firm’ and ‘Insurance’ choices)
 July 4th Final date for all replies to offers
 August Results day - university places are confirmed on ‘Track’
  ‘Clearing’ opens for unsuccessful students
 October University courses start