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1 Higher Education Evening Tuesday 13 th May 2014 Part of Truro & Penwith College

2 Applying to Higher Education Part of Truro & Penwith College

3 Preparation and Research Penwith College Higher Education Fair Personal Tutor Subject staff Student Services staff June 2014 – ILP Day Institution websites

4 Preparation and Research Subject or subjects to be studied Duration and content of chosen course Entry Requirements Location: »city or rural »closeness to Cornwall Accommodation available Gap Year

5 The Application Procedure: an overview Pro-active research by student Open Day visits to universities Apply online: September 2014 onwards Interviews/offers Student makes final decision Results: »Extended Diplomas: before leaving June/July 2015 »A level: August 2015

6 Deadlines EARLY APPLICATION IS RECOMMENDED! All 15 October 2014 Oxford University Cambridge University Medicine Veterinary Medicine/Veterinary Science Dentistry –Music Conservatoires: 1 October 2014 –All other courses: 15 January 2015 –College deadline: 28 November 2014

7 The Application: UCAS University and Colleges Admissions Service Apply Online – “Apply”  Personal Details  Financial Support  University Choices

8 The Application: UCAS continued  Education  All qualifications – already achieved and those awaited  Employment history  Personal Statement written by student  Reference provided by the College  Pay on-line £23 (single application £11)

9 After Application ‘Apply’ tracking system online Responses from institutions via UCAS Decision time! 1 st choice = Firm (CF) 2 nd choice = Insurance (CI) Work hard to achieve good results! UCAS Extra Clearing system

10 Higher Education at Truro & Penwith College

11 A College survey showed that approximately 70% of students questioned were interested in the provision of more Higher Education opportunities in the Truro & Penwith area for the following reasons: Reputation of the College Support offered/small teaching groups Costs – living at home so less living costs Accessibility An attractive place to study Closeness to family (mature students) More opportunities in Cornwall?

12 Higher Education Courses offered at Truro College Degree Courses BA (Hons) Contemporary World Jazz BSc (Hons) Community, Social Enterprise and Management BSc (Hons) Sports Performance and Coaching (top up) BSc (Hons) Archaeology (top up) BA (Hons) Silversmithing & Jewellery BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies (top up) BA (Hons) Education & Training BA (Hons) Applied Media (top-up) * Subject to approval

13 Foundation Degrees 2014 Art & Design FdA Commercial Fashion FdA Digital Visualisation (Art & Design) FdA Interior Design Practice FdA Silversmithing & Jewellery Business & Law FdA Business Management FdSc Law FdA Managing Business Resources Community & Counselling FdA Children & Young People’s Workforce FdSc Community Studies (Development & Youth Work) FdA Counselling Studies Education FdA Early Childhood Education English & Humanities FdSc Archaeology FdA English Studies FdA Geography & Society FdSc Geography & The Environment FdA History, Heritage & Archaeology IT & Computing FdA Computer Games Design & Production FdSc Computer Technology FdSc Web Technology Media & Photography FdA Action Photography FdA Media Advertising FdA Photography & Digital Imaging Music, Sound & Performing Arts FdA Commercial Music Performance & Production Science FdSc Biomedical Studies FdSc Bioscience FdSc Environmental & Public Health FdSc Health & Nutrition Sport & Public Services FdSc Exercise, Health & Fitness FdSc Outdoor Education FdSc Public Services FdSc Sports Coaching FdSc Sports Rehabilitation

14 Higher National Diplomas HND Applied Psychology (AT PENWITH) HND Media Moving Image HND Sound Engineering & Multimedia Integration

15 Access to Higher Education Pathways include: Humanities (AT PENWITH) Childhood Studies Nursing/Human Sciences 9 Health & Social Care (AT PENWITH) Psychology/Counselling Theory Science Teaching Humanities, Teaching & Law Creative Arts (AT PENWITH)

16 What are the advantages of studying at Truro & Penwith College?   Excellent facilities and resources   Quality in Teaching and Learning   Accessibility within Cornwall   Lower living costs

17 Part of Truro & Penwith College The Vocational Route to Higher Education

18 Vocational Higher Education Case Study 1  Qualifications on entering Penwith College 4 GCSE passes1 at grade B 2 at grade C 1 at grade E  Qualifications achieved at Penwith College BTEC National Diploma Health and Social Care DDD  Final Higher Education Destination FdSc Health and Nutrition at Penwith

19 Vocational Higher Education Case Study 2  Qualifications on entering Penwith College First Diploma Health and Social Care Distinction 4 GCSE passes2 at grade B 2 at grade C  Qualifications achieved at Penwith College BTEC National Diploma Health and Social Care DDD FdSc Health and Nutrition at Penwith  Final Higher Education Destination Top up BA(Hons) Combined Social Sciences

20 The A Level Route to Higher Education Part of Truro & Penwith College

21 Offers will make reference to: grades or UCAS Tariff points for AS/A levels Students should check entry requirements as part of preparation and research Students must check GCSE requirements

22 UCAS Tariff A levelAS level A* 140 N/A A B C D E 40 20

23 English (450+ courses) at Warwick: AAA grades at A level (360points) Specific requirement of English Literature or English Language & Literature at A level at grade A Interview likely at Winchester: A levels: points ABB = 320 points Specific requirement of A level minimum grade C in English

24 Physics (250+ courses) at Hertfordshire: 320 points at A level Specific requirement of minimum grade B for Maths and Physics at A Level GCSE English, Maths & Science required at Durham : A*AA at A level Requirement of Maths or Physics at Grade A*

25 Law (300+ courses) At Exeter AAA – AAB GCSE English Language at B or above Southampton Solent 240 UCAS points = BCD GCSE Maths and English at C or above

26 A Level Higher Education Case Study 1 – Qualifications on entering Penwith College 11 GCSE passes8 at grade A* 2 at grade A 1 at grade B –A Level qualifications achieved at Penwith College Chemistrygrade A* Mathematicsgrade A* Physicsgrade A Further Mathsgrade A – Final Higher Education Destination Oxford University to read Chemistry

27 A Level Higher Education Case Study 2  Qualifications on entering Penwith College 12 GCSE passes5 at grade A 6 at grade B 1 at grade C  A Level qualifications achieved at Penwith College Historygrade A* English Literaturegrade A Philosophygrade A Mathematicsgrade B  Final Higher Education Destination Exeter University to read History

28 FINANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION For students starting in Part of Truro & Penwith College

29 Finance in Higher Education Costs Loans Repayment of loans Grants Extra help 29

30 Key messages: Students do not have to pay fees up-front They do not start to repay any loans until they have left university and are earning over £21,000 How much they repay depends on what they are earning, not how much they borrowed Loans are written off after 30 years

31 COSTS TUITION FEES up to £9,000 per year 31 LIVING COSTS ? GOVERNMENT LOAN FOR TUITION FEES GOVERNMENT LOAN FOR LIVING COSTS

32 LOANS Government loans for tuition fees not means tested available to all students on full time courses paid to the university or college each year

33 Government loans for living costs accommodation books and materials food travel clothes and toiletries etc

34 34 Loans – living costs (2014 – 15) Maximum: London: £7,751 Outside of London: £5,555 Parental home: £4,418 Minimum: London: £5,038 Outside of London: £3,610 Parental home: £2,871

35 Loan repayments Tuition fee & living cost loans are added together Repayments are automatically deducted from salary each month No repayment if salary falls to below £21,000 35

36 Examples of repayments Annual salary Monthly repayments £25,000£30 £30,000£67.50 £35,000£105 £45,000£180 36

37 Loan repayments How much graduates repay each month depends on what they are earning, not how much they borrowed! 37

38 MEANS TESTED: Where household income is less than £25,000 the student will be eligible for the full grant of £3,387 Partial grants for households on incomes up to £42,600 per annum 38 DO NOT HAVE TO BE REPAID MAINTENANCE GRANTS

39 Maintenance Grant ( ) Household incomeMaintenance grant £25,000£3,387 £30,000£2,441 £35,000£1,494 £40,000£547 39

40 bursaries scholarships sponsorships disabled students e.g. dyslexia part-time jobs parents 40 EXTRA HELP!

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