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.  

For students starting uni in 2021, click for the TWGSB UCAS and Student Finance presentation video and the TWGSB UCAS Information Sheet that accompanies the video.


Key dates for 2021 entry

Date Action Internal/external deadline

Fri 5th June 2020

All students register with Unifrog and log onto UCAS.com

INTERNAL

Weds 1st July 2020

Personal statement 1st draft to be uploaded to Unifrog

INTERNAL

Fortnight beginning 6th July 2020

Individual review and one-on-one support for Personal Statements

INTERNAL
Weds 30th September 2020 All Oxbridge, vet and medicine applications to be submitted to Mrs J Corp INTERNAL
Thurs 15th October 2020 Oxbridge, vet and medicine applications must be submitted EXTERNAL
Weds 21st October 2020 All remaining students to submit their UCAS forms to their tutors – TO BE REVIEWED, DEPENDING ON COVID-19 IMPACT ON RETURNING TO SCHOOL INTERNAL
Fri 15th January 2021 UCAS final deadline EXTERNAL

 

How to apply

The TWGSB UCAS How to Apply Guide for 2021 – 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.