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Higher Education Preparation

For specific questions about UCAS or university applications, Sixth Form students should first speak to Mr Wescomb (Director of Sixth Form) or Mrs Jeffery (Sixth Form Learning Mentor) in the Sixth Form Office.

Please also find below a list of helpful resources that can help students with researching their higher education options:

UCAS: All higher education (university) course applications are made through UCAS.

Which University: Useful website to research universities ad courses.

What Uni: Helps students find universities and courses using their University Comparison Tool.

Best Course for Me: Up to date information to help students at all levels to decide on what course is right for them, whether they are looking at degree level or A-levels.

Unistats: Lots of statistical information about Uni courses – allows students to compare courses.

Pure Potential: A good site with useful information, including examples of personal statements by subject area.

University Advice: Information about how to apply successfully to the top Universities in the UK and the USA for full time degree courses.

Applying to Uni: News and advice about applying to Uni.

Student Finance England: Links to useful student finance sites.

Uni Taster Days: Up to date listings of Uni Taster Days. It is strongly recommended that students who want to go to University should attend at least two of these.

Russell Group Informed Choices: Entry requirements for Russell Group Universities.

Open Days: Up to date list of University open Days.

The Scholorship Hub: Information about Scholarships, Grants, Bursaries and Financial Awards.

Studying Overseas:

Fulbright Commission: The starting point for information about study in the USA.

QS Top Universities: Information about overseas study worldwide.

The Complete University Guide for Overseas Study: This site has a dedicated area for students interested in study overseas