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UCAS

CBSC offers comprehensive and on-going support to students as they progress through the university application process.

For details, please refer to the table below.

Event / Activity

Timing

Year Group

 Pathways Analysis on Entry to 6th Form:

 All students are interviewed and fill in a form to identify  aspirations.

 Course checking for key groups of professional destinations, e.g.  medical, clinical, scientific, engineering, etc.

September

Year 12

 6th Form Parents Information Evening

 Introductory information given to parents and students. Please also  see website and 6th Form Handbook.

September

Year 12

 Professional Direction Key Groups

 Key professional pathway groups are identified e.g future medics,  engineers etc. Aim Higher opportunities are then directed as  appropriate.

October

Year 12

 UCAS Parents Information Session

 Introduction for Year 12.

 FInance for Year 13.

October

Year 12 & 13

 Extensive Programme of Aim Higher University Events

 Some generic and some course / career specific.

October (Year 12). Then on-going.

Year 12 & 13

 UCAS Guidance Programme

 On-going series of UCAS workshops delivered through extended  tutor sessions, including:

  • Using UCAS website and key digital resource
  • Searching for courses
  • Finance
  • Finding the right course
  • Finding the right institution
  • Personal statements
  • Budgeting
  • Living at university

October (Year 12). Then on-going.

Year 12 & 13

 University Aspire Programme

 Oxbridge and Russell Group support programme.

November (Year 12). Then ongoing.

Year 12 & 13

 DIrections and Destination

 University and careers workshops at CBSC.

March

Year 12 & 13

 Surrey UCAS Convention

 Largest university convention: hundreds of university stands and  relevant workshops.

March

Year 12

 UCAS Day (1)

 Registration and entering key information to UCAS.

June

Year 12

 Departmental References

 Following registration subject teachers commence writing subject  references.

 Deadline: September (Year 13)

June

Year 12

 Open Days

 Students are actively encouraged to attend Open Days. Most Year  12’s start this process in the latter stages of Year 12 when they have  a clearer picture of university goals. Many Open Days occur on  Saturday’s or in the holidays: students are permitted 3 school days  off to attend Open Days. Permission must be sought in advance.

 Further information in the 6th Form Handbook.

June to July

Year 12

 Sussex University Trip

 Tour of campus and personal statement workshop.

July

Year 12

 UCAS Day (2)

 Personal statement workshops.

July

Year 12

 PUSH Workshop

 External provider workshop.

July

Year 12

 UCAS References Completed

 Following completion of subject references, personal tutors will  complete UCAS references and upload to UCAS.

September - October

Year 13

 Advised Deadline for UCAS Applications

 The school strongly advise that students complete their applications  by October half term in Year 13. There is strong evidence to suggest  that students who apply early get quicker, and in some cases, more  competitive offers.

October Half Term

Year 13

 Official UCAS Deadline

January

Year 13

 University Finance

 Due to it’s personal nature the school is not not directly involved in  students applications for finance, however there are a number of  opportunities for advice and guidance:

  • Parents information evening
  • Directions and Destinations
  • UCAS programme workshops
  • PUSH
  • Surrey convention workshops

 Deadline for applications is in May

February

Year 13

 Offer Acceptance

 Prior to accepting offers, students are required to liaise with subject  teachers and UCAS co-ordinator to ensure firm and insurance offers  are viable and strategic. This process is supported by final collection  of predicted grades to aid student choices.

 Deadline for acceptance is in May

March

Year 13

 Post Results Support

 The UCAS co-ordinator and members of the 6th Form team will be  available to support UCAS students on results day and the days  following.

August

Year 13