Sixth Form

UCAS

The students are guided through the university application process by their tutor and the Sixth Form pastoral team. The following resources can provide you with guidance on choosing a course, student finance and how to fill out the form.  

Key dates for 2022 entry

Date Action Internal/external deadline

Fri 4th June 2021

Year 12 UCAS set-up day. All of Year 12 to register with Unifrog and UCAS plus start drafting their personal statement

INTERNAL

Weds 30th June 2021

Personal statement first draft to be uploaded to Unifrog

INTERNAL

Weds 29th September 2021 All Oxbridge, vet and medicine applications to be submitted to Mrs Corp INTERNAL
Fri 15th October 2021 External deadline for Oxbridge, vet and medicine applications to UCAS EXTERNAL
Weds 20th October 2021 All remaining UCAS forms to be submitted to the form tutor INTERNAL
Weds 26th January 2022 External deadline for all UCAS applications EXTERNAL

 

Click below for TWGSB's narrated UCAS and Student Finance Presentation

 

How to apply

The TWGSB UCAS How to Apply Guide for 2022 – ALL TWGSB students should use this step-by-step guide to filling in the form online in order to prevent making mistakes that may delay their application.

Key resources

  • www.ucas.com – needed to actually apply to university and useful for course searches
  • www.unifrog.org – one-stop shop for everything to do with UCAS and apprenticeship applications
  • http://university.which.co.uk – advice on choosing courses/comparing courses and universities
  • www.discoveruni.gov.uk – allows you to search and compare data/student satisfaction/costs etc. of different universities 
  • www.opendays.com – full calendar of all of the open days and webinars. Even though these are online you still need to sign up for many of them
  • League tables linked with broadsheets The Times, The Guardian and The Independent
  • The Heap Guide – available in the Sixth Form Library (lists every university course and where you can study it, ranked by entry requirements). The book also offers guidance on what should be in your personal statement
  • Example personal statement packs held in the form base with each tutor.