What is UCAS?
UCAS is a charity that processes applications to study full-time courses at universities and colleges in the UK.
Their aim is to help students make informed choices that are right for them, by guiding them through the entire higher education application process and beyond. To support this, they provide a wide range of valuable information and services for applicants, their parents, and teachers.
Students can use www.ucas.com to find out how to get started, research options, make an application, and track its progress. There is information especially for parents on the website including details of the application process and a host of helpful video guides. For more information click here.
How the Broadgreeen International School Sixth Form Team supports students with the UCAS process
Broadgreen International School supports it’s students through the UCAS process. This is carried out predominantly through tutorials with our Academic Mentor Mr Pope, however specialist help is also provided by all subject teachers and the rest of the Sixth Form team.
Students receive guidance when completing personal statements ensuring that they include appropriate information for the course applied for.
All students in Year 12 have the opportunity to attend the UCAS University Fair, which is usually held in June and is run as a school trip. At the fair, students get the opportunity to talk to representatives from higher education establishments as well as ask questions and attend seminars on topics such as student finance. They prepare for the convention during guided sessions so they always arrive with plenty of questions and a clear idea of who they want to speak to.
Mr Pope helps with every step of the UCAS application process. Please see the timeline below for more information on how this goes. There is plenty of support available to students; we encourage them to hand in drafts of their personal statement for comments and they also let us know about upcoming interviews so that we can set up subject specific mock interviews.
We also assist former students with applications on UCAS. Please contact us with any queries.