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Sixth Form Parents’ Evening Lisa Kemp. Agenda Timing Research Application process Offers & rejections How can parents help?

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1 Sixth Form Parents’ Evening Lisa Kemp

2 Agenda Timing Research Application process Offers & rejections How can parents help?

3 A2 Studies A2 exams and retakes Research Time Timing J F M A M J J A S O N D Start Uni App’s Start 6 th Form Applications GCSE’s Today AS Results A2 Results O’s & R’s Offers & Rejections AS Studies A2 Studies AS exams & retakes AS Studies AS modular exams A2 modular exams and AS retakes Finalised firm & insurance choices

4 Research Websites UNISTATS: UCAS: –What course? –Entry requirements –University rankings & performance What type of university? Open days Prepare a “shortlist” & conduct research The Student Room website: Accommodation Transport & Extracurricular activities

5 Applications Key factors – AS known results & predicted A2 results Personal statement Final university choices (up to five)

6 Offers & Rejections Get your application in asap to stand the best chance All offers and rejections received by end of March Rejections - ask for feedback, see if alternatives are available Selecting the firm (first choice) and insurance (second choice) university by May

7 How can parents help? Get involved (if you can), there is a lot to do - course selection & university visits Ask other parents who have been through the process fairly recently Follow up offers & rejections Finance Student Finance website: tyAndHigherEducation/StudentFinance/index.htm


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