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UCAS – the application
process for Year 12 students
JUNE 2014
2012
 653,637 applicants
 464,910 applicants placed
You must start researching institutions now in
order to be prepared ...
 http://www.ucas.com/
 UCAS TV has lots of useful info and vide tutorials.
15 October – Medicine,
Dentistry, Veterinary Science,
Oxbridge
25 October – all other
applications to be sent to UCAS
af...
Step 1: Choosing courses
Step 2: Applying
Step 3: Offers
Step 4: Results
Step 5: Next steps
Step 6: Starting university or...
 What sort of job will this lead to?
 Be open-minded
 Research your options
 Open days
 University student forums
Given either as grades eg: ABB
or as UCAS points eg: 220
Tariff points chart is on UCAS website
http://www.ucas.com/how-it...
 Gives you an opportunity to meet
admissions tutors and current students
 Can ask course related and institution
related...
Step 2 - Applying
•Start in good time (ie now!)
•Use a sensible email address
•Apply through school Buzzword is: Abbey15
•...
 Completed electronically on the UCAS
website
 Students given a personal reference
number and login password – make a
no...
A timed unseen paper or online test
Taken in the academic year before
admission to an HEI
Often taken in a ‘high street’ t...
 BMAT BioMedical Admissions Test
 UKCAT UK Clinical Aptitude Test
 ELAT English Literature Admissions Test
 GAMSAT Gra...
Medicine, veterinary, dentistry, Oxford
and Cambridge
UCAS - 15 October, school – by 28
September we need to know who you ...
Purpose: to make your application stand
out from the crowd
Your statement should be personal to
you, do NOT copy from exam...
What they want to know:
 Suitability for the course?
 Keen, willing to work hard?
 Work under pressure?
 What will you...
Structure:
 Introduction to the subject
 Experience that relates to the subject
 Work experience and school experience
...
 Complete all sections
 Make your payment - £23
 Click on send – goes to school not UCAS
 Tutor and Head of Sixth form...
 I have booked IT1 and IT2 for tutorial tomorrow
(Weds 25 June).
 By the end of this session, you will have
registered a...
 http://headof6thform.blogspot.co.uk/p/applying-to-
university.html
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  1. 1. UCAS – the application process for Year 12 students JUNE 2014
  2. 2. 2012  653,637 applicants  464,910 applicants placed You must start researching institutions now in order to be prepared for the UCAS 2015 launch in the first week of September. Write your personal statement before the summer break.
  3. 3.  http://www.ucas.com/  UCAS TV has lots of useful info and vide tutorials.
  4. 4. 15 October – Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Oxbridge 25 October – all other applications to be sent to UCAS after Christmas
  5. 5. Step 1: Choosing courses Step 2: Applying Step 3: Offers Step 4: Results Step 5: Next steps Step 6: Starting university or college http://www.ucas.tv/ucas/video/kgzpQ
  6. 6.  What sort of job will this lead to?  Be open-minded  Research your options  Open days  University student forums
  7. 7. Given either as grades eg: ABB or as UCAS points eg: 220 Tariff points chart is on UCAS website http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all- works/explore-your-options/entry- requirements/tariff-tables
  8. 8.  Gives you an opportunity to meet admissions tutors and current students  Can ask course related and institution related questions  Can see the town/city and local area  May be able to see accommodation  In a better position to compare courses/institutions  Dates on posters in school and university websites
  9. 9. Step 2 - Applying •Start in good time (ie now!) •Use a sensible email address •Apply through school Buzzword is: Abbey15 •Be extremely accurate •Can choose up to five universities/courses •Be 100% sure of your choices •UCAS payment – currently £23
  10. 10.  Completed electronically on the UCAS website  Students given a personal reference number and login password – make a note of these  Do not have to complete form in one go – can save and come back to it  6 sections: personal details, additional information, choices, education, employment, personal statement
  11. 11. A timed unseen paper or online test Taken in the academic year before admission to an HEI Often taken in a ‘high street’ test centre
  12. 12.  BMAT BioMedical Admissions Test  UKCAT UK Clinical Aptitude Test  ELAT English Literature Admissions Test  GAMSAT Graduate Medical School Admissions Test  HAT History Aptitude Test  HPAT Health Professions Admissions Test  LNAT The National Admissions Test for Law  MML Modern and Medieval Languages Test  STEP Sixth Term Examination Papers  TSA Thinking Skills Assessment – Oxford, Cambridge, UCL
  13. 13. Medicine, veterinary, dentistry, Oxford and Cambridge UCAS - 15 October, school – by 28 September we need to know who you are! All other courses UCAS - 15 January, school - 25 October
  14. 14. Purpose: to make your application stand out from the crowd Your statement should be personal to you, do NOT copy from example statements online – universities have sophisticated similarity detection equipment – you WILL get caught out!
  15. 15. What they want to know:  Suitability for the course?  Keen, willing to work hard?  Work under pressure?  What will you bring socially?  Are you passionate about your subject?
  16. 16. Structure:  Introduction to the subject  Experience that relates to the subject  Work experience and school experience  Interests outside of school, responsibilities  Your goals  Closing comment
  17. 17.  Complete all sections  Make your payment - £23  Click on send – goes to school not UCAS  Tutor and Head of Sixth form checks form  Tutor adds reference  School sends form to UCAS  UCAS distributes the applications to the 5 universities chosen
  18. 18.  I have booked IT1 and IT2 for tutorial tomorrow (Weds 25 June).  By the end of this session, you will have registered and gained your user name and password.  From this point on you can work on your application at your own pace.
  19. 19.  http://headof6thform.blogspot.co.uk/p/applying-to- university.html
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