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UCAS stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. It's the centralised service that students use to apply to university.


When applying to university, choosing the right course is of paramount importance. Researching the possibilities is essential and you can find guidance on the UCAS website.

This section of the UCAS website also offers guidance on entry requirements (including UCAS tariff points), open days and events, and studying abroad.

Sixth form staff offer help and guidance with the application process which is outlined on https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/applying-to-university.

On this part of the UCAS website there is guidance on:

We support students at every step of the way with the UCAS process, this includes research into university options and choices, support for using the UCAS system, help with competitive personal statements and ongoing support throughout the interview and offer process.


We also support with the UCAS Clearing process if needed on results day and beyond to help students secure higher education places.


The preparation for the UCAS procedure starts in the summer term of Year 12. The deadline for all applications is January 26th of Year 13 although applications to Oxbridge, medicine and veterinary science have early application dates of 15th October.


Students can have five choices, unless they are applying for medicine or veterinary science which means four choices plus one additional course e.g four medicine courses and one biomedical science.

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