UCAS Info Evening for Parents by csgirla

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UCAS Info Evening for Parents

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									                                                  What have we done so far?
  Ounsdale Sixth Form
                                                   Introductory tutorial session outlining all post – 18
                                                   choices/where to start.
                                                   Post-18 Options Day during ACE week.
                       University Applications     5 lessons as part of Enrichment Studies last term.
                       Information Evening for
                                                   ‘Post 18 Progression’ Booklet given to all students.
                       Parents
                                                   Visit to Higher Education Convention at Staffordshire
                                                   University and Coventry Careers Convention.
                                                   Access to university prospectuses/university
                       For September 2009 Entry    websites/UCAS web-site to register with UCAS
                                                   Individual progress reviews with tutors.




Purpose of the Evening                            The role of UCAS

To let you know about………..
                                                   Watch these short films………..

 - what we have done so far
 - the role of UCAS
 - the application process
 - useful resources in school




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The Application Process                                   The Application Process

Summer 2008                                               October 2008
                                                           Final application date for Oxbridge, Medicine,
 Students research universities and courses.               Dentistry and Veterinary Science – 15th October.
 Students register with UCAS.                              UKCAT/BMAT/LNAT Test required for some medical
 Students complete first draft of personal statement.      based courses or law courses at some universities.
 Students make contact with universities and/or initial    Ounsdale target for completion of online application
 visits.                                                   form – October 24th. (See website for UCAS Apply
                                                           Student Guide)
                                                           It costs £15 to apply through UCAS by debit/credit
                                                           card.




The Application Process                                   The Application Process

September 2008                                            October - December 2008

 Students decide on courses and institutions they          References written by tutors.
 would like to apply to (up to 5 courses)
 Students work with tutors to complete final version of
 personal statement.                                       Final application deadline for the submission
 (Deadline – Tuesday 30th September)
                                                           of online application to ucas.com




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The Application Process                            The UCAS website

January 2009 onwards

 Students can monitor their application via        How to apply via the UCAS web-site…….
 ‘track’ on UCAS web-site.
                                                   www.ucas.com
 Students receive replies from universities.
 Students visit institutions.
 Once all replies have been received students
 choose a ‘firm offer’ and an ‘insurance offer’.




UCAS Extra                                         Making Choices

 Can be used from mid March onwards. If            Where do you start?
 students have withdrawn or been                    Our Futures Room – full of prospectuses and other relevant
 unsuccessful with all 5 applications they can      information on topics such as gap years, finance, etc.
                                                    Degree Course Offers - Brian Heap.
 apply for other courses that still have
                                                    The Ounsdale ‘Post 18 Progression’ booklet.
 vacancies.                                         University prospectuses.
 Only one course at a time can be applied for.      University web-sites.
                                                    University open days.
                                                    Sixth Form Blog.
                                                    Tutor/ Myself, Mr. Handy or Mrs. Khakh/ Careers Advisor.
                                                    UCAS Website www.ucas.com




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Additional Relevant Information                   And finally….

    A2        BTEC        A-Level   AS-Level
            National      points     points        ►Another information evening in Feb/March 2009 to
   Grade                                           explain student finance issues.
             Award
      A     Distinction    120        60           ►If in doubt……ask
                                                                      - UCAS (via phone or web-site)
      B                    100        50                              - Individual Universities
                                                                      - School – Phone: 891752/53/54
      C        Merit        80        40
                                                   ►New web-site for useful information.
      D                     60        30               www.ounsdale.staffs.sch.uk

      E        Pass         40        20




Additional Information                            Thank-you!

   HE CARD.
   Scholarships & bursaries.
   Clearing.
                                                   Any questions?
In August 2009
  On results day – students either confirm firm
  offer, insurance offer or go through clearing
  to obtain a university place.




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