Students are supported in the online UCAS application process, which includes selecting their university and writing their personal statement. The College can also provide interview practice, in the form of a mock interview, as well as mock exams, for those students who will have a test as part of the application process, such as medical students and Oxbridge applicants. For more information on how we support our students through the application process, please click here.
A range of activities are organised within the enrichment programme with department led clubs and societies, to support applications for competitive courses such as Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Teaching and Veterinary Science.
We also have our Moving On Day, an all-college event and the largest of its kind in the UK. This event is designed to inspire and inform all year 12 students of the many possible progression pathways available, including HE, and to support them with making well-informed choices in the future.
In the spring term we take students to the UCAS Exhibition, usually held at a local university, where they can discover what studying at university has to offer as well as finding out about the Open Days they hold.
Parents/guardians can check for updates regarding HE events and information relating to HE on the Parent Portal. An overview of how we support our students with HE applications will also be given at the Progression Evenings held in April.
Admissions tutors from Oxford and Cambridge visit the College each year to speak to first year students who want to find out more about making an application. The College works closely with both universities on admissions procedures and we have strong links with individual Colleges. We also provide specific support to students during the application process itself.
The College is one of the largest state providers of students to Oxford and Cambridge, so we have the experience and proven know-how to enable any student, with the potential, to be a successful applicant.
For more information on how we support our students through the Oxbridge application process, please click here.
If you are a former student and wish to apply for university through UCAS for next September, you should contact your Personal Tutor and they will be able to send you the necessary information. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your email your full name and the year you completed your A levels.
Be sure to complete all sections of the application and pay special attention to the deadlines here. Please note the final deadline for submitting your application to the College is Wednesday 21 November 2018, and that Tutors will need up to 15 working days to complete the reference. If you have already started an application as an independent student you can link it to the College yourself by clicking on ‘options’ on the UCAS application menu, otherwise you will need to ring UCAS.