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KGV-UCAS Parents Evening 2015

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Transcript of KGV-UCAS Parents Evening 2015

How to Apply for Higher Education
The UCAS Process:
Universities and Colleges Admissions Service
Personal Details
Generic personal information: name,
address, DOB, disabilities, nationality
etc.
Choices
Students apply for a maximum of 5 courses
Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science - 4 courses plus one other
Oxford and Cambridge applicants can apply for EITHER Oxford OR Cambridge, not both
Universities do not know what else has been applied for
Students' predicted grades will be considered
Students need to check course entry requirements before applying
Personal Statement
www.ucas.com
Application is accessible online at any time
The student writes one application only
The student completes the first 5 sections
The Progress Coach completes the final section
All applications go through a thorough checking system
*Remember to use capital letters
where appropriate!*
KGV Early Deadline: 25th September 2015

UCAS Early Deadline: 15th October 2015

KGV General Deadline: 20th November 2015

UCAS General Deadline: 15th January 2016
Education
Employment
Any current or previous paid employment
The student's chance to
SHINE!
Make a good first impression!
Reference
Compiled by the Progress Coach
Based on a collection of comments from teaching staff - individual to each student
A positive academic account of the student
Their attributes, skills and qualities
Predicted Grades included in the reference
Any relevant experiences mentioned
Important points to
remember

Application Checks
Each application goes through a rigorous checking process
Checks ensure students have correctly completed their form and to the best of their ability
Important points to
remember
Admissions Tests
Some courses require the student to sit an admissions test as part of the selection process
Student will be made aware of this when applying
Students should always check!
Some common subjects include:
Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Law, Physics, Maths, History, Languages, Engineering, all Oxford University courses, a number of Cambridge University courses
Information on ALL admissions tests can be found on the UCAS website
What Happens Next
Once the application is paid for and sent, UCAS takes over
They send the application to the chosen universities
Universities respond via UCAS by making offers
Students can track their application and offers through UCAS Track
Students could receive one of three responses:
*Conditional Offer*
*Unconditional Offer*
*Unsuccessful*
When all universities have responded, student must then choose a firm choice and an insurance choice
If student meets the conditions of the firm choice, they can accept their offer
No Offers
Sometimes a student may not hold any offers, or they may decline all 5 offers
The student is then eligible for:
UCAS Extra
UCAS Clearing
Opens on 25th February, closes on 4th July
Allows student to apply for additional courses one at a time
Can apply for different subject area
Advertises places left on 100's of courses
Students apply on first come-first served basis
If student does not meet the conditions of the firm choice, they can either accept their insurance offer, or use UCAS Clearing
Predicted Grades
Students will be given an overall predicted grade for their course(s) at the beginning of their second year
These predicted grades will go on their UCAS application and will be used by universities as part of the selection process
Students should carefully check the entry requirements for the courses they are applying for
Students predicted grades should either MATCH or EXCEED the entry requirements stated for the courses they are applying for
Some universities will ask for specific grades such as ABB, whereas others will ask for UCAS Tariff Points
The UCAS Tariff is a points system whereby grades and BTEC Marks are awarded a set amount of points
Tariff Points
A level Grades
BTEC Grades
A* - 140
A - 120
B - 100
C - 80
D - 60
E - 40
D*D*D* - 420
D*D*D - 400
D*DD - 380
DDD - 360
DDM - 320
DMM - 280
MMM - 240
MMP - 200
MPP - 160
PPP - 120
Support at KGV
Progress Coaches work very closely with students throughout the application process and monitor the progress stage by stage
Students can get help one-to-one with Progress Coach and through the Careers service with any aspect of the application process, including:
Researching and choosing courses
Writing their statement
Finding out about open days
Student finance
Students given the opportunity to attend UCAS HE convention in Liverpool last week
Many resources available in the learning centre, on the VLE and online
Information on
Student Finance

Written with support from subject teachers and Progress Coaches
Well planned and well written piece
Talks about skills, qualities, reason for choices, achievements and relevant experiences
A lot of guidance available at College and online
No more than 4,000 characters including spaces!
A major part of the selection process by universities
Four Main Types of
Student Finance

MAINTENANCE
LOAN
TUITION FEE
LOAN
MAINTENANCE
GRANT

The MAXIMUM a university can charge for tuition is £9000 per academic year
ALL students, regardless of household income, are eligible to apply for a loan to cover the FULL COST of their tuition
The tuition loan borrowed by the student does not go to the student - it is paid DIRECTLY to the university throughout their studies
A maintenance loan is money that the student can borrow to pay for living costs such as accommodation, food, resources and socialising - it is partially income assessed
ALL students are eligible to receive a minimum loan of £2,967
Students living away from home or studying and living in London are eligible in most cases to borrow a little bit more
Students whose household income is lower than £42,620 could be eligible to borrow more, on a sliding scale
ALL money borrowed as a maintenance loan is repayable by the student
A maintenance grant is
non-repayable
money that the student can get to help with living costs such as accommodation, food, resources and socialising
The Maintenance Grant is 100% income-assessed
Students who are eligible to receive a maintenance grant could get a
MAXIMUM
of £3,387
If the household income is £42,620 or below, the student will be eligible for SOME of the maintenance grant, on a sliding scale
BURSARIES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Bursaries and scholarships are
non-repayable
monetary awards given to students by universities
They can be based on different things such as achievement, subject choice or circumstances
Universities each have their own designated funds to spend on bursaries and scholarships
Each university offers something different - visit their website or contact them
Maintenance Loan
Repayment
Students' repayment of their student loan is based on what they earn
when they are in employment after graduating
Repayment is
NOT
based on the amount borrowed
Students will pay their loan back when they are earning OVER £21,000 per year (before tax)
Students pay back 9% of their earnings over £21,000
If a student is not earning OVER £21,000 they do not repay any of the loan
30 years after graduating, whatever is still owed is written off
Figures
Merseyside Higher Education Convention
Wednesday 10th June 2015
University of Liverpool
9:30am-2:00pm
All students attended last week
Progress Coaches and Careers staff also attended to support students
UCAS
www.ucas.com
www.opendays.com
www.whatuni.com
unistats.direct.gov.uk/
Open Days
Courses
Statistics
Forum
www.thestudentroom.co.uk
Finance
www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance
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www.kgv.ac.uk
AS level Grades
A* - 70
A - 60
B - 50
C - 40
D - 30
E - 20
Sending Applications
When the student clicks 'pay and send' when they have completed their application, this means that the application is sent to KGV for checking
The application is not sent to UCAS until it has gone through each stage of the checking system
An application can take several weeks to get through the whole checking system
Staff have a large volume of applications to check - students MUST meet the KGV internal deadline for applications to guarantee their application will be checked and sent by the UCAS deadline
If students have made errors on their form, it will be returned to them for correction
Application Cost
1 course
More than 1 course
£12
£23
Students can get support using these services in College
www.ucas.com
If a student's income drops below £21,000 all repayments are suspended
Section
Section
Important Dates
Section
Previous school
All examinations taken and qualifications gained
Any additional qualifications and certificates achieved outside school
Include all qualifications and grades obtained
Current education and subjects taken at AS as well as those being taken at A2
Section
An excellent opportunity to speak to universities and attend subject specific talks
'UCAS Education'
More information
KGV Sixth Form College, Southport
@ucas_online
@kgvcollege
Study Type
Maximum Loan
Living at home
Living away from home outside London
Living away from home in London
£2,967
£3,731
£7,751
MAINTENANCE
GRANT
Household Income
Maximum Grant
£25,000 or less
£30,000
£35,000
£40,000
£42,620
Over £42,620
£3,387
£2,441
£1,494
£547
£50
£0
Section
Section

Students should already have registered with UCAS during progress sessions
If students are yet to register we will ensure they have done so before the end of term
Unconditional
Offers
Some universities will offer a small number of
'unconditional' places to students they feel will be
an asset to their course and their institution
The offer is unconditional in that the students is not required to gain the grades stated for that course
HOWEVER...
That does NOT mean that the student does not need to work hard to gain good grades, or that the student no longer needs to hand in work or meet deadlines
Universities still expect students to perform well and to complete their course at college

2015 Leavers Holding Offers
2015 Leavers Holding Offers
2015 Leavers Holding Offers
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