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University Application

We aim to help all our Sixth Form to prepare for higher education, further study, apprenticeships or employment. Students are encouraged to aim high academically.

Preparation for Higher Education begins at the end of year 10 towards the end of the summer term.  This is an opportunity for students and their parents to find out about a variety of subjects they may wish to study in the Sixth Form.  During the "Into the Sixth" evening the students also attend a number of short presentations which help them to formulate their post sixteen choices.

Once they reach year 12 students engage in a series of workshops and lectures both internally and externally. Then in the April of year 12 they attend a UCAS Convention day at which the majority of the universities are present. This enables the students to further progress their post 18 choices first hand. Towards the end of year 12 the focus shifts towards their university application, which is completed online.  They attend more workshops throughout the summer term including specialised workshops on how to write a personal statement.  We aim for all students to complete the first draft of their application before the summer break.

All students are encouraged to attend Open Days and question universities first hand before making final UCAS choices. Students will work closely with their tutors to finalise their personal statements. The tutors will also write their academic and pastoral reference. 

Students will always have the opportunity to discuss any queries or concerns that they may have with their tutor or the Head of Sixth Form.

Some Useful Links

UCAS site for making your application:

www.ucas.com

Information on student finance:

www.gov.uk/student-finance

Official guide for comparing university statistics:

unistats.direct.gov.uk

Law National Aptitude Test for some Law schools:

www.lnat.ac.uk

Biomedical Admissions Test – for some medical applications:

www.bmat.org.uk

UK Clinical Aptitude Test – for some medical applications:

www.ukcat.ac.uk 

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