Beths
Grammar
School

Higher Education

UCAS

https://www.ucas.com/

Please use the link above to access information and support, for both students and parents, on the UCAS application process.

Students are provided with a vast amount of support to guide them through the UCAS application process. This begins in the summer term of Year 12, and includes detailed information regarding completing the application, writing their personal statement and student finance.

We also hold a Higher Education and Careers day in July, when students and their parents/carers, can also access a wide range of information and advice in school directly from universities and employers.

Further information can also be found on the UCAS website here

UCAS Exhibition (Convention) at the Excel Centre

Every year we attend the London UCAS Exhibition at the ExCel centre with Year 12 students.  This is a really useful event for students in terms of seeking out advice and guidance on their future options. They will have the opportunity to speak to a representative from every university in the UK, and to some from overseas as well, and there is also representation from Apprenticeship providers and large corporate businesses across a range of employment areas. For this reason, and in order to help them make informed choices, we insist that all Year 12 students attend. 

This academic year, our Y12 will be attending this event at the ExCel centre on Tuesday 26th April 2019. Detailed information will be forwarded to all parents/carers beforehand.

Personal Statement 

Your son/daughter will receive lots of support and guidance with this task, beginning in the summer term of Year 12. You can also find some information and guidance about writing a personal statement for higher education here

Which University?

The consumer group Which have launched a website offering an independent source of expert information and advice to help students find the right degree course and university for them.  Please click here to be directed to their website.

Which also provide a link to an A-level Explorer where students are able to select their chosen subjects (or ones they are considering) and they will be provded with some degree ideas.  Please click here for the A-level Explorer.

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