Progression to University
Our aim is to produce young people who not only have strong faith inspired qualities, but also gain places at university. We will encourage them to apply and provide support at each stage of the application process. In the Spring term, Year 12, students will be encouraged to sign up for university taster days and visits to the UCAS conventions.
In the summer term there will be an ‘Applying to University Information Evening’ for parents and students. In late June the students register with UCAS and are guided through the early stages of the application process. They will need to make decisions about the subjects they study and the types of university they will apply to over the summer.
The students are fully supported by their form tutor and the Sixth Form team in completing their applications, by early October for applicants to Oxbridge and for Medicine and related courses, and by early November for the other courses. The support continues through the Spring Term of Year 13 when students have to make decisions about which offers to accept and with guidance about arranging financial support.
Being based in West London affords us the opportunity to network and work with local universities on a frequent basis.
Supporting Students with University Applications
Our support for Higher Education starts as soon as you join the sixth form.
In Year 12 we would provide the following:
- Post – 18 guidance during PHSE
- Study skills training
- Student objectives and target settings
- Higher education choices analysis
- Career interviews
- Mock university interviews
- UCAS application training
- University open days and the UCAS HE convention
- Personal statement master classes
- UKCAT/BMAT and other selection examinations practice
- Oxbridge application masterclasses
- Parents information evening