Chiltern Hills Academy A Church of England Academy

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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

Click here to download the UCAS login instruction sheet.

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.

CHA Guide to Personal Statements

How to start your Personal Statement

How to end your Personal Statement 

Personal Statement builder tool

Filling out you application

How to structure your personal statement

Writing your personal statement

The Dos and Don'ts

What else to include 

Using AI or Chat GPT in your Personal Statement

Filling in your UCAS Application form

Personal Statement workbook

Personal Statement worksheet

Deadline for UCAS Application

Create your shortlist of Universities with Unifrog

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 

Compare Oxford and Cambridge at a glance

Oxford University's guide for applicants.

Cambridge video for applicants below

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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.

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE
GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
LIVERPOOL HOPE UNIVERSITY

 

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.

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