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1 Higher Education 2008 An introduction for entry in 2009 or 2010

2 Post-A level Possibilities Employment Further/ Higher Education Year out then HE Further Training Unemployment

3 The Decision Making Process Why? What? Where? How?

4 Funding Fee loans Maintenance loans Maintenance grants Bursaries Scholarships Sponsorship

5 Information on the way.. Information sheets via tutor UCAS search facility HE Convention at Norwich Open Days Write for prospectuses Research

6 ... and more Tutor sessions Information sheets Research Senior Tutor support Personal statements

7 Levels of Study Art Foundation Courses (Routes A / B) HND Higher National Diploma Foundation Degrees Degrees

8 The Institutions Size: 280-22000 Type:Campus/City Location: Accommodation: Environment:

9 The Institutions Selectors Recruiters

10 Courses on Offer: French “Traditional course”: competency in spoken and written word but emphasis on the literature Applied language: emphasis on linguistic study rather than on literature

11 Area studies- sound knowledge of culture, life and institutions of France as well as competency in the language Combined with other skills such as Business Studies e.g. B.A. European Business Administration

12 Points/Tariff Grade Tariff A120 B100 C 80 D 60 E 40 A level

13 Points/Tariff Grade Tariff A60 B50 C40 D30 E20 AS level

14 BTEC National and the Tariff BTEC Nationals are equivalent to a set of 3 A level grades.

15 BTEC National Tariff Grade Tariff DDD360 MMM240 PPP120

16 Other Qualifications and the Tariff Music Exams Practical: Grade 8 Dist75 each Grade 6 Pass25 each Theory: Grade 8 Dist30 Grade 6 Pass5

17 Courses on Offer: French CambridgeAAA 360 OxfordAAB 340 NottinghamAAB 340 ExeterBBB 300 East AngliaABC 300 LeicesterBCC 260

18 Courses on Offer: French Goldsmiths’CCC 240 BangorCCD 220 Manchester Met CDD 200 Anglia RuskinCC/DDD 160 Bucks UCCD/DDE 140 ScarboroughDD/DEE 120

19 Tests LNATLaw BMATMedicine Vet Sci UKCATMedicine Dentistry HATHistory (Oxford) TSAMany Cambridge Colleges

20 Sandwich Courses

21 Deferred Entry: a Year Out Travel Paid Work Voluntary work Apply at the same time

22 Research The Official Guide The Directory Prospectuses Careers library Commercial guides

23 Decisions made after research Higher Education? Course (s) Institution

24 UCAS The Universities Central Admissions Service over 350 Institutions Standard Form £17 fee Maximum 5 choices No order of preference

25 Other Systems CUKAS Music Conservatoires NMAS Nursing and Midwifery Diploma Route

26 The UCAS form Personal details Applications Qualifications record Exams to be taken Personal Statement College reference

27 Application Forms UCAS APPLY Electronic web-based system

28 Dates CUKAS This term!! Oxford/Cambridge: Mid Sept Medic/Vet Sci/ Dentistry: Mid Sept Others: Mid October (including deferred entry)

29 Replies from Universities Interview? Conditional offer Rejection

30 Offers Grades e.g. ABC Tariff e.g. 300

31 Student Replies Made after all 5 choices replied TWO choices can be held CF conditional offer firmly accepted CI conditional insurance offer Rest are declined

32 ….and then Results Follow up service

33 General Studies Accepted on many University courses (source: Connexions Research) Accepted by some of the selectors for many courses Same Points as other A levels Can make the difference if you drop points (even if not in offer) (source: conversations with Admissions Tutors at results time)

34 …. and finally Make a start this term


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