The Sixth Form Team are proud of the level of support that we provide to all sixth form students who apply through UCAS for places on Higher Education courses.
In Year 12 we introduce the students to the Unifrog software early on in the academic year. The school pays for the software which provides an excellent way of searching for University courses by area and different predicted grades. The platform is also a search tool for careers and also MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) offered by Universities as a way of preparing for Higher Education study. In June, year 12 students are taken off timetable for a ‘Higher Education Day’ to spend the day creating a UCAS log in and finding out more about how to create a winning personal statement as well as each stage of the University application process.
In Year 12 there are opportunities to go on trips to universities and to UCAS events. The main events are:
- Visits to Oxford and Cambridge Universities
- University Experience day at University of Surrey
- Visit to UCAS Higher Education Conference at Kent Showground
The school also arranges for a Russell Group University Admissions Officer to come in to school in March to speak to students about choosing universities and what Russell Group Universities can offer. Assemblies run through Year 12 and Year 13 where student finance, student accommodation and UCAS extra, clearing and adjustment services are explained. Support is given to students who apply each year to universities across the world including America as well as European countries.
An after school UCAS clinic runs from July through to January. It initially takes place once a week but after October half term is offered twice a week until 5.00pm in the silent study area. Students work on their personal statements at the clinic as well as discussing course choices and completing their application forms under guidance. All UCAS applications are checked thoroughly by a member of the team before the application is finally submitted.
If you would like to know more about Higher Education support then please contact a member of the Sixth Form Team.