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As a sixth form we take pride in the fact that many of our students who leave us to further their education at university are first in their families to go.

With this in mind we ensure that all students are given the opportunity to apply and are guided through the next stage of their lives

The following information and time line is for students in year 12/13 who wish to further their education at university.

  When Event

June -



Registration and entering key information to UCAS


June -


Departmental References

Following registration subject teachers commence writing subject references

Add deadline - 

  June to July

Open Days

Open day visits to the universities are actively encouraged for students to attend. 

  July All students attend the university fair in London. 



UCAS References Completed

You will complete your personal statement and make up to five choices of course/university. On completion of subject references, Progress Mentors will complete UCAS references and upload to UCAS. 

  October Oxbridge applications need to be completed by 15th October. If you do not intend to go to Oxford or Cambridge but have completed your application form, you can submit it for processing. If not you should aim to complete and submit your application by October half term.
  January Official UCAS deadline. 

The Student Loan Company should contact you if you have ticked the option on the application form to invite you to apply for student finance.

Deadline for applications May

  April / May Final decisions about which universities you wish to attend have to be made. You will confirm (CF) which university is your first choice and which is your insurance (CI) or second choice.
  August Examination results are published. Based on your results you will be offered your firm or insurance choice university. In the unlikely event that you do not achieve either of these choices, you may like to enter ‘Clearing’, a process that offers you the opportunity to go to another university which still has places that are available. The Head of Sixth and the Sixth Form support team will be available to guide you through this process.
Ten top tips for your application
  1. Make sure that you start the UCAS application process early.
  2. Give a great deal of thought to where you want to go and what you want to do – remember you could be there for four years.
  3. Begin thinking about your personal statement early in the year to bring out the best in you.
  4. Make sure you use clear and concise language.
  5. The most important part of your personal statement is why you want to study your chosen course.
  6. Get your application completed early, by the October half term.
  7. Make sure that you check your form thoroughly.


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