UCAS Preparation & Oxbridge
As you start to think about the possibility of applying to University, we have put together some essential information to help with your application.
UCAS have produced an excellent guide for 2024 applications- taking you through the process step by step, giving you advice and guidance. Access it here
You can download an Adviser Toolkit for applying through UCAS here.
Click here to download Parents guide to UCAS 2024.
Make sure you use the Unifrog University Tool to help you select which Universities to put on your UCAS form.
The Unifrog Subject Know-how Guide is really useful in helping you explore and decide on subjects and courses at University.
UCAS Information Evening
We host a UCAS Information Evening every Spring for students and parents where we explain Higher Education options and give support with Personal Statements.
Date to be announced soon.
How to ACE your Personal Statement
Unfrog has a wealth of information to help and guide you through your personal statement. Every student at Chiltern Hills Academy has their own Unifrog Subscription provided by the school. You can ace your Personal Statement by reading this from Unifrog and this from UCAS
Leicester University have also produced a Personal Statment Hub packed with advice, hints and tips and have even set up a Personal Statement group chat.
Here are some other useful guides you should read before starting your Personal Statement.
The Dos and Don'ts
Key Changes for 2024 applications
UCAS have published a guide to key changes here
Applying to Oxbridge and Medical Universities
Each year we have students applying to Oxford or Cambridge or Medical School.
Unifrog has produced a student interview detailing her application process to Oxford here
Cambridge video for applicants below
UCAS have produced a useful guide, packed with advice on how write a personal statement for Medical School.
Some Overlooked Courses
Here are some courses that are often overlooked which may be worth considering.
Super Curricular Enrichment - 10 things you can do
It is important you take part in Super Curricular activities to set you apart from other applicants. Please read this Guide to Super Curricular Activities detailing 10 things you can do.
Work experience and MOOCs are good ways to enhance your Personal Statement
The Sutton Trust
The Sutton Trust support young people from less advantaged backgrounds to access leading universities and careers. Social mobility is about ensuring the opportunities open to a young person are not dependent on the economic and social position they were born into. The Sutton Trust Programmes are completely free to attend, including travel, accommodation, food and activities.