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Applying to university

Deadlines | UCAS registration | Information evening | Useful links

ucas 250pxUCAS is the centralised service provider for all students applying for UK universities (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 Mrs Linton.

pdf Applying to university 2021 (1002 KB)


In order to process all students with a well crafted application students must stick to the timescales, ensuring they have thoroughly researched the universities and courses of their choice before starting the UCAS application process.

Year 12 - Term 5

  • Choosing universities and courses
  • Checking websites and ordering prospectus
  • Checking entry requirements and understanding UCAS points
  • Booking open days and time off through the sixth form office (use a purple form)
  • Planning work experience to support applications (veterinary, medicine, dentists, primary teachers, paramedics)

Year 12 - Term 6

  • Oxbridge and medicine: drafting personal statements with Mrs Linton
  • Other university applicants: drafting personal statements with sixth form mentor
  • HE Presentation evening to parents

Year 13 - Term 1

  • Completing entry tests for Oxford, Cambridge, Medicine and Veterinary
  • Completing personal statements with sixth form mentors
  • Completing UCAS online application
  • Visiting open days
  • Deadline for Oxford, Cambridge, Medicine and Veterinary

Year 13 - Term 2

  • Arranging UCAS meetings with sixth form office
  • Deadline for UCAS applications

Year 13 - Term 3

  • Attending applicant open days
  • Applying for student finance

IBCP students must search entry requirements based on their vocational qualification - see Mrs Linton for further help

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  • You must register with UCAS to start your application.
  • Go to: https://www.ucas.com/students
  • Registrations open for 2021 applications on 19 May 2020

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Information evening presentations

The following documents have been produced by Dane Court to help you with decisions beyond sixth form:

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Other useful links

directgovThe Direct.gov website contains comprehensive information for students wanting to apply to higher education institutions.

The following pages are of particular interest:

Guardian logoArtboard 1The Guardian maintains a useful guide to higher education:

The Scholarship HubThe 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.

Which University logo 500pxWhich? University 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.

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