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Gunnersbury Catholic School

UCAS

"Gunnersbury Catholic School is a thriving, vibrant and caring learning community within which pupils are stretched intellectually and foster a love of learning, whilst feeling valued, happy and safe" (OFSTED)

UCAS Guide

We have produced a useful UCAS guide with advice on the applications process and Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Career Presentations

To support your son/daughter we will have a series of presentations from a variety of professions. 

See attached details: Career Presentations

UCAS/Progression support

We will also have presentations directly linked to the UCAS process, from how to write a personal statement to student finance:

Day/Date at 8.45am

Organisation

Speaker

Fri 7th June

Cambridge University Homerton

Mr Fergus Powell

Fri 21st June

Kings College London

Mr Calum Hebron & Natalie

Fri 28th June

ASK Apprenticeships

(Education & Employers)

Menna El-Guindy & Annette

Fri 5th July

Brunel University

Ms Becky Robson

Fri 12th July

University of Westminster

Mr Nathan Gilpin

Key dates for 2019-20 (Apply 2020)

September 2019: UCAS applications can be submitted from this date

13th September 2019: Internal deadline for all Oxbridge and Vet/Med applications to be completed

29th November 2019: Internal deadline for all applications to be completed

February 2020: UCAS Extra Opens

May 2020: Decisions due for all applications submitted before January

July 2020: Last date to apply to UCAS Extra for 2019 entry

July 2019: Clearing for 2019 entry opens

13th August 2020: Adjustment for 2020 entry opens

14th August 2020: A Level results day

October 2020: Final date to apply through Clearing

UCAS key terms guide https://www.ucas.com/ucas-terms-explained

 

Applications

In most cases students will apply to five universities

It is important to consider reserve choice carefully, in line with expected results

Entry criteria for ‘insurance’ choice should be different to the ‘firm’ or aspirational choice.

 

Supporting applications

You may wish to support for your son/daughter by:

Information and further guidance can be found at: https://www.ucas.com/

Including:

Watching the UCAS for parents in under 90 seconds video

Signing up to receive UCAS email updates

Downloading the UCAS Parent Guide

Using the parent information tool to help with the application process

If you've met and exceeded conditions for your firm choice, you might be thinking about looking for an alternative course.  Advice for Adjustment can be found here: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/apply-and-track/results/ucas-adjustment-if-youve-done-better-expected

If you’re applying through Clearing, find out what to do, and how to apply. Advice for Clearing can be found here: https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/results-confirmation-and-clearing/what-clearing