Moving On

HIGHER EDUCATION & ALTERNATIVES (including: GAP YEAR)

Higher Education

Please find below the main parts of our programme and important dates related to making applications. Extensive guidance and support is given through external presentations to students/parents, tutorial sessions, and individual discussion with tutors and the careers coordinator.

In a time of increasing competition for University and employment, it is very important that students research options thoroughly, consider ways of enhancing any application (eg: relevant work experience), make early applications, and keep us informed of their plans.

YEAR 12

 

SPRING TERM

· Higher Education (HE) programme launched.

· Higher Education Evening (Surrey University Talk on HE, Researching and Applying to
  University, Open Days)

· Library Induction on relevant resources in Careers Room

· Talk on University Life

· Attendance at Annual UCAS Higher Education Conference at Surrey University

· Oxbridge Student Conference

 

SUMMER TERM

 

· Talk on Applying to Oxbridge and Other Competitive Courses.

· Presentations on UCAS Applications and Writing Personal Statements

· Launch of ‘UCAS Apply’ - Presentation & subsequent initial completion of on-line UCAS

  Form, in Tutorial Sessions

· University Open Days (To occur during post-AS exams period)

· Gap Year Talk

· Year 12 Careers Fayre, including CV, job interviews and Alternative routes

  other than HE

· Talk ‘University or Not?’: the financial arguments

 

Until AS results are known, all students are assumed to be potential University applicants and therefore undergo the initial UCAS training. This work actually provides them with transferable skills for writing CV’s and Job Application forms should they ulitmately seek this alternative pathway.

 

 

 

 

YEAR 13

AUTUMN TERM

 

· Continue and Complete UCAS Applications. (September)

· Student Finance Workshop & Evening Presentation

· Mock Interviews

· 15 October: DEADLINE: Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science Applications

SPRING TERM

 

· 15 January: DEADLINE: Receipt of applications by UCAS for all other

  courses (later for some Art applicants).

· Receipt of Offers. Decisions on which to hold/reject.

SUMMER TERM

 

· Collection of A2 Results and Action

Please note:

Post A2 Results

The Sixth Form team are available on and after results day to support students failing to meet university offers, or considering a change of plan about the year ahead.

Applying to University after leaving Guildford County

This may occur following a Gap Year, if student performance is above/below their own expectations, or if they change their plans. Students apply direct to UCAS and we add the reference on file via a secure password.

Year 12 UCAS Guide