10 Things to know about A level results day and Clearing

August 10, 2015

According to UCAS, there are certain myths that circulate about results day and clearing EVERY YEAR! For this reason, they have compiled this handy list that helps to dispel those myths, allowing students to be armed with facts on what is bound to be a very eventful day! 1) Track does NOT update at midnight There is no point waiting for the stroke of midnight the night before. You will have absolutely no joy finding out about any of your applications before 8am on results day 2) You will NOT see your A level results in Track UCAS will not Continue Reading →

Ashbourne College UCAS Day – June 2015

June 24, 2015

The annual Ashbourne UCAS Day took place earlier this momth, and was a great success! The UCAS day, with Push Talks, is arranged once a year to provide AS students with extra information to prepare them for the university applications process. During the day, Push gave talks on how to apply for university, the best way for students to pick a university that is right for them, and how to write a personal statement. After the talks, Assistant Director of Studies Rob Kocho, conducted a personal statement workshop and advised all students to begin thinking about their personal statements over Continue Reading →

Don’t miss our UCAS day on Friday 12th June

May 22, 2015

For those studying at an A level college in London, it is important to make sure that guidance is given when it comes to the university applications process. The UCAS day in June is the perfect opportunity for year 12 students to gain access to information that will help them make some of their most important decisions. When Our UCAS day will take place on Friday 12th of June. It will start promptly at 10am, so students should aim to arrive between 9.30 and 9.45. The day is expected to end at about 4pm. Where It will take place at Continue Reading →

A level students to have easy access to European universities via UCAS

March 10, 2015

When it comes to opportunities to study abroad, A level college students in London and around the UK have more options than ever before. They can now fully embrace the idea of a ‘global education’, with applications to US universities showing considerable increase in recent years, in addition to many students opting to study in Europe. The following article looks at new plans to allow students access to European universities via the UCAS application system: UCAS to give A level college students in London easier access to European universities

Everything you need to know about Clearing

August 14, 2014

By understanding the process of Clearing, you increase your chances of finding a course that is right for you. Approximately 10% of all students who go to university each year find their courses through Clearing. What is Clearing? Clearing is a way for universities to fill places they have left over ahead of the new academic year. For students who are not holding any offers, this is their opportunity to find a university place. When is Clearing? Clearing commences on A level results day (Thursday 14th August) and continues until 20th September 2014. You can only apply through Clearing once Continue Reading →

Applying to University: Personal Statements

July 8, 2014

Why your personal statement matters Your personal statement is one of the most important parts of your UCAS application. Very few courses require applicants to attend interviews, which is why it is crucial for you to make sure that your personal statement stands out. This is your chance to demonstrate why you think you are right for your chosen course and talk about your long-term goals. Have you chosen a course that is relevant to your chosen career? Have you explored the subject beyond the current syllabus? These are things you will need to take into account. Which? University have Continue Reading →

Upcoming UCAS Days for AS Students

June 9, 2014

A reminder for all AS students!! Information Session at Heythorp College The first UCAS day takes place on Wednesday 11th June at Heythrop College. The day will consist of information sessions and workshops to familiarise you with the UCAS process. You will be given advice on how to write a personal statement and how to choose a university that is right for you. You will also attend a one hour talk on student finance delivered by a representative from Barclays bank. Attendance to this day is strongly recommended! Visit to Imperial College The second UCAS day will take place on Continue Reading →