For Further Education & Beyond

Preparation For Further Education

Year 12 and Year 13 Higher Education Programme 2017-18

Month Summary
January/ February 2017
  • UCAS 2016 VLE Site goes live to Year 12 – All Year 12 to log on the VLE and familiarise themselves with the information available.
  • Year 12 Higher Education Workshops and Event – look at available resources to investigate course options, universities and typical graduate destinations.
  • Oxbridge Conference at Hampshire Collegiate – Presentation and Q/A with representatives from Oxbridge admissions on the application process.
March/April 2017
  • Introduction to UCAS Personal Statements
  • UCAS Presentation
  • UCAS Convention-300 exhibitors including Universities, colleges, charities, gap year companies, recruiters and organisations at Bournemouth University
  • Parents Meeting
  • Sharing experiences, Year 13 meet Year 12 to discuss decision making and application process
  • Further changes can be discussed with the Head of Sixth Form
  • Deadline for A2 choices
May 2017
  • Study leave begins for AS exams
June/ July 2017
  • Return from Study Leave
  • Explanation of how the UCAS “Apply” system operates
  • Set up own UCAD online accounts and enter personal details
  • Workshops on how to write effective Personal Statements
  • Complete draft personal statement for feedback
  • Advised on additional summer reading
  • 1:1 careers interview with tutor to discuss current plans and identify additional individual research required over the holidays
  • Attend appropriate number of University Open Days
  • Medical school applicants sit UKCAT
  • Oxbridge workshops commence
Summer Holidays 2017
  • Undertake additional reading/ Open University Short Course/ MOOCS/ University Open Days
  • Refine course and University options
  • Refine Personal Statements
  • Undertake relevant work experience/ work shadowing/ voluntary work
  • Prepare work to be submitted to Oxbridge
  • Work on art/photography portfolio
  • AS results published
September 2017
  • UCAS workshop – detailed outline of the next steps
  • Students to confirm if applying for university entry in 2018
  • Music college applications to be submitted
  • Law applicants sit LNAT test at their chosen time
  • 1:1 Careers interview with tutor to review choices
  • 1:1 review of personal statement with tutor
  • 1:1 review of Oxbridge plans
  • All Medical/Veterinary, Dentistry and Oxbridge applications to be completed
October 2017
  • All UCAS forms to be completed and signed off by Half Term
  • Interview Skills Workshop
  • Practice Interviews
  • Individual feedback on interview performance
  • BMAT test for some Medics/ Scientists
  • Oxbridge entrance tests
November 2017
  • Application for Foundation Art Courses begin
  • University Interviews begin
  • Students begin to receive responses from Universities
December 2017
  • Interviews at Oxford and Cambridge
January – April 2018
  • Deadline for applications for foundation Art Courses – February Half Term
  • Remainder of university responses received
  • UCAS Extra Open Days
  • Application for Student Finance
  • Student confirm their first and insurance choice University offers
May/June 2018
  • Study leave – Friday of Half Term (provisional date)
  • A2 examinations

August 2018

  • Results published – clearing or changes advice available
  • Universities confirm places to students via UCAS
  • Higher Education team available to discuss any changes to original plans
  • Confirm accommodation

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