Higher Education and UCAS

Applying for Higher Education 2017-2018

Parent UCAS Guide 2017

Student UCAS Booklet 2017

Preparation already undertaken in Year 12

Induction Days at Essex University and Anglia Ruskin Uuniversity: ‘Thinking about Your Future’ September 2016.

University Summer School Applications: Spring onwards

Oxbridge applicants: Oxbridge Parents’ Evening at CCHSG Jan 2017

Medical applicants’ initial consultation and advice: Spring onwards

All applicants: Ex-students Q&A Panel Part 1 about University Life in general


Summer Term Year 12

Monday 12 June – Next Steps Day: Introduction to the UCAS Application Process, Student Finance, How to Select the Right University, Writing a Personal Statement

Wednesday 14 June – UCAS Parents Information Evening

Thursday 15 June – Essex Higher Education Super Fair at Essex University.  (All students attend. Reply slip and payment needed).

June – UCAS APPLY Students register in class and are issued with UCAS Track ID and password.  DO NOT LOSE!

Ongoing Preparation:

• Researching universities, courses and entry requirements

• Preparation for Higher Education Super Fair

• Open Day Visits.

• Meeting tutor to discuss higher education intentions, personal statements and references

• Collection of comments from subject staff in preparation for references

• Completion of Personal Details section of UCAS APPLY in class

• Drafting of personal statement

• Oxbridge / medical / veterinary applicants need to be considering college applications and tests as well as completing second draft of personal statements


• UCAS website

• Individual institution websites

• L:\UCAS and Career Resources

• Resources book case outside 6th form office

• Mrs Smith and 6th form team for individual advice and guidance


EXAM RESULTS Thursday 17 August 2017 (available in school from 11 am)


Autumn Term Year 13

Early October – subject staff issue predicted grades for UCAS applications

Tuesday 3 October – Parents Consultation Evening

Thursday 2 November – Interview Practice Morning – Imperial College, London


UCAS Deadlines

Oxbridge / Medicine / Veterinary courses: October 15 2017

All other applicants: January 15 2018


School Deadlines

After students have completed their applications, these are firstly reviewed by tutors, and then checked, reviewed and processed by members of the 6th form team. Completion of application is defined as all sections of the application form ready to send, and both Personal Statement and Reference in finished format. If school deadlines are not adhered to, we cannot guarantee submission of student applications by the UCAS deadline.

Oxbridge / Medicine / Veterinary courses: completion of application by Friday 6 October 2017

All other applicants: completion of application by Friday 10 November 2017

Note: final date to ensure UCAS application is completed and ready to process before UCAS January deadline - Friday 15 December  2017


September / October

• Students regularly meet with tutors to improve Personal Statements and discuss tutor references.

• Further research and decision making about courses and institutions

• Attendance at Open Days: maximum 3 school days out this term

• Completion of Education and Course Choice sections of UCAS APPLY: in school sessions.

• Application form and reference checking interviews with Mrs Smith and 6th form staff – students sign up for these


November / December

• Finalising of applications

• Application form and reference checking interviews with Mrs Smith and 6th form staff – students sign up for these

• Practice interviews for students requiring these

• All applications sent off


Spring / Summer Term 2018

UCAS Extra from Feb onwards

Student Finance application can be made online via

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview from February / March

Early May - students must reply to offers by now (but some exceptions)


EXAM RESULTS Thursday 16 August 2018

School staff to advise and guide as needed on the day.