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UCAS at KHS

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Jessica Chapman

on 20 February 2013

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UCAS at Kingham Hill 2013-14 Applying to University First thoughts Congratulations! Why go to uni?
Can I afford to go to uni?
What else is out there instead of uni? Thurs 28th Feb
Meet at Top School, 8.00am
Own clothes
Packed lunch provided- take cash if you want to buy snacks etc
Bring a pen and paper! And a bag to carry prospectuses (you will get lots of free bags too). Maybe also self addressed sticky labels.
Look at https://www.ucasevents.com/ucas/frontend/reg/tOtherPage.csp?pageID=429990&eventID=1001&eventID=1001 for convention guide etc
UCAS Convention Do really well in your AS exams!
Talk to Subject Teachers about realistic predicted grades- aspirational & most likely
Visit Open Days
Decide on your course
Decide on your 5 university choices
Begin drafting your Personal Statement
Begin your online application
2 UCAS Days at end of term
Continue to gain valuable work, voluntary, enrichment, leadership and educational experiences Applying: Summer 2013 Complete application & Personal Statement
Tutor finalises Predicted Grades (with AS Grades)
Tutor writes Reference
Final check then sent to UCAS
Deadline: October Half Term unless mitigating circumstances
Interviews, continued university visits where appropriate Applying: Autumn Term August 2014: Receive A Level results- Mrs Chapman available at school for advice.

September-October 2014: Start at university Applying: Spring-Summer Year 13 Make Firm and Insurance choices- by 8th May
Apply for Student Finance
Do your best in your A2 exams!
Why go to University? To study a subject you love at a higher level!
Better job prospects or entry into professional graduate level careers
Better paid at entry level in employment
Wealth of other experiences of university life Can I afford to go to University? Yes!

Fees of up to £9,000 per year- varies depending on the university
BUT
Not paid upfront
9% of salary over £21,000
30 year life then cancelled
Salary deduction payments
For tuition fees plus maintenance
Range of Bursaries etc available
Still need to learn to budget- start now!

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/students/student-finance-calculator What are the alternatives? Go straight into work
Get a School Leaver place (training etc)
Apprenticeships
Military- could include training bursary at uni
Part time study/ Open University
Uni after a Gap Year
Wait & apply next year (BUT...) The Application Online application- basic details
Education- A2s as predicted; GCSEs; LAMDA/ ABRSM; IELTS
Choices- up to 5 (Medicine- 4 x Medicine + 1 other)
Personal Statement
Tutor Reference
Predicted Grades (tutor via subject teachers)
[Portfolio]
[Interview]
[Supplementary Questionnaires]
[Assessment tests- STEP, BMAT/ UKCAT] The Personal Statement Show you are an interesting person who is interested in the course!

Why you're applying for the course
Skills/ knowledge learnt from A Levels- relevant to course
Skills, knowledge relevant to the course from extra reading, work experience etc
Other personal attributes you'll bring to the university- extra curricular, leadership, work experience, volunteering

47 lines/ 4,000 characters- no exceptions! Applying: Lent- Easter 2013 Start thinking about what you might want to study:
-career?
-A Levels?
-Another subject?

Start considering universities:
- size?
- town/ campus/ country?
- UK/ International?

Think about what you have to put on a personal statement:
- Work Experience- apply for summer jobs
- Volunteering- outside school/ in junior houses/ locally
- Extra curricular- clubs/ societies- not just 2 days a week 3.30-4.40pm!
- Extra reading- start doing some! (will also boost AS grades)- ask your teachers. Help in Autumn Term Seminar- UCAS clinic in ICT room
Regular checks by tutor & AHA
Saturday in October- Pay & Send day
Careers Day in October- will include interview skills
Mock interviews for anyone who requests one
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