UCAS is the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Each year we help our students to prepare their applications for their chosen universities. We advise them on their selection, making sure that they choose the most suitable universities and courses. At the beginning of the autumn term, an assembly is held to explain UCAS and the applications procedure. All Students are given booklets detailing the application procedure and guidance for personal statements. This is followed by a UCAS talk to parents so that they are fully informed on how to best support students.
Students are strongly encouraged to begin making appointments as early as possible and should ensure they have identified themselves as a potential early applicant in order that we help them prepare their personal statements and offer interview practice. Detailed information is given at each stage of the application process and on the exact requirements for entry to medical, dentistry, veterinary and law schools as well as for Oxford and Cambridge.
In the Autumn term, an initial ‘Introduction to Oxbridge’ talk is held to explain what being a student at Oxbridge is like and what the college does to support applicants. In the summer term, potential applicants have one-to-one meetings with the Head of UCAS/Careers to discuss initial steps. This includes detailed advice on preparing personal statements and admissions tests. Students are given support preparing supplementary written work and mock interviews are organised in November and December.