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1 THROUGH FAITH AND LEARNING BISHOP JUSTUS 6TH FORM Applying to AB Universities KS5 Conference Ms Linton Director of 6 th Form

2 THROUGH FAITH AND LEARNING BISHOP JUSTUS 6TH FORM What is an AB University? It is all about the grades - ABB. One where the quality of teaching and depth of research means the lecturers and professors are of the highest calibre. One where, traditionally, drop out rates are low, employment rates are high, top degrees rates are high and student satisfaction is high.

3 THROUGH FAITH AND LEARNING BISHOP JUSTUS 6TH FORM Russell Group University of Birmingham University of Bristol University of Cambridge Cardiff University Durham University University of Edinburgh University of Exeter University of Glasgow Imperial College London King's College London University of Leeds University of Liverpool London School of Economics & Political Science University of Manchester Newcastle University University of Nottingham University of Oxford Queen Mary, University of London Queen's University Belfast University of Sheffield University of Southampton University College London University of Warwick University of York

4 THROUGH FAITH AND LEARNING BISHOP JUSTUS 6TH FORM 1994 Group Birkbeck University of East Anglia University of Essex Goldsmiths Institute of Education Royal Holloway Lancaster University University of Leicester Loughborough University School of Oriental and African Studies University of Sussex

5 THROUGH FAITH AND LEARNING BISHOP JUSTUS 6TH FORM Top 10 Universities (Guardian) 1CambridgeRussell 2OxfordRussell 3London School of EconomicsRussell 4St Andrews 5UCLRussell 6DurhamRussell 7Bath 7Surrey 9Imperial CollegeRussell 10WarwickRussell

6 THROUGH FAITH AND LEARNING BISHOP JUSTUS 6TH FORM Sutton Trust 13 Birmingham Bristol Cambridge Durham Edinburgh Imperial College LSE Nottingham Oxford St Andrews UCL Warwick York

7 THROUGH FAITH AND LEARNING BISHOP JUSTUS 6TH FORM Sutton Trust –Entry Factors? The Sutton Trust in a 2010 report indicated that the following factors as vital in terms of entry to top universities: Attainment – getting the grades to apply Aspiration – having the confidence to apply Advice – getting the precise guidance on UCAS applications including personal statements Subject Choice – certain universities favour certain subjects University Choice – financial factors playing a part

8 THROUGH FAITH AND LEARNING BISHOP JUSTUS 6TH FORM Successful university entrance StudentParentSchool Mutual Aim

9 THROUGH FAITH AND LEARNING BISHOP JUSTUS 6TH FORM Key features of a top student Persistence, organisation and determination Intellectual rigour Passion – for getting things done and an academic passion ‘Walk the talk’ Securing opportunities for work experience & enrichment

10 THROUGH FAITH AND LEARNING BISHOP JUSTUS 6TH FORM What are they looking for? Grades Universities have access to specific module results and not simply AS grades. They will look closely at GCSE grades. UCAS Personal Statement This must highlight an underlying passion for your degree course. It must stand out in terms of the quality of your writing, reasoning and experience.

11 THROUGH FAITH AND LEARNING BISHOP JUSTUS 6TH FORM UCAS – Year 12 Research, research, research Course options Course requirements Universities Summer schools (summer 2014) Widening participation opportunities Taster lectures and courses (Jan 2014)

12 THROUGH FAITH AND LEARNING BISHOP JUSTUS 6TH FORM UCAS- Year 13 Year 13: All must be registered who wish to attend university. Personal statement drafts must be done and redone.... Applications for A/B unis -7 ½ weeks. Use all support available. Research course choices carefully. Look for open days, visit all choices.


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