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1 Y12 Information Application Evening Advice and Guidance on University Applications to UK

2 The importance of choosing a course Choosing a university Costs Home Status Applied Learning Art and Design UCAS Conservatoires The UCAS Form Offers Students choosing UK in 2012 Offers for 2013 Entry Presentation Rundown

3 Academic interest/follow a clear career path Course content and teaching method Competition for places on popular courses Entry profiles [available on UCAS website] Course specific requirements Additional admissions Tests “Passion” –the personal statement Commitment to CAS rather than a list, linked to choice of course if possible. Interviews (only for particular courses and universities) Y12 Information Application Evening The importance of choosing a course

4 Oxbridge: e.g. TSA, [Thinking Skills Assessment] ELAT, [English Literature] EMLAT [European Modern Languages] HAT, [History] LAT, [Languages] MAT [Maths and Computer Science], PAT [Physics], STEP or college’s own test Biomedicine, Dentistry, Medicine, Vet Science: e.g. BMAT, UKCAT [http://www.admissionstestingservice.org/our-services/medicine- and-healthcare/bmat/about-bmat/] [http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/]http://www.admissionstestingservice.org/our-services/medicine- and-healthcare/bmat/about-bmat/http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/ Law: e.g. LNAT [http://www.lnat.ac.uk/] Cambridge Lawhttp://www.lnat.ac.uk/ Education Degrees with QTS – PTS [skills test] [http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/professional]http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/professional Additional Admissions Tests

5 Location – campus/city Reputation Ranking – league tables Times/ Guardian  Teaching [Quality Assurance Agency]  Research [Research Assessment Exercise] Graduate satisfaction Graduate destination Links with industry Accommodation Age requirement Visits and open days http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/universityguide http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/gug/ http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/ Y12 Information Application Evening Choosing a University

6 University of Sheffield2014- 2015 Arts, Law, Social Science £13390 per year Archaeology, Architecture, Geography, Journalism, Maths £15410 per year Sciences, Engineering, Non- clinical Medicine & Dentistry £17470per year Clinical Years of Medicine [last 3 years] & Dentistry [last 4 years] £31580 per year King’s College London2014- 2015 All classroom-based programmes eg. Law, Business Management, Maths £15,200 per year All laboratory based programmes eg. Sciences, Geography, Music, Pre- clinical Medicine & Dentistry £19,570 per year Clinically-based Programmes £36050 per year Y12 Information Application Evening Costs – two examples of undergraduate tuition fees for International Students

7 Fee code should be 02 [International/Private Finance is 01] Student needs to know their Local Authority Family should be ordinarily resident in the UK. http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/ Parents should be able to show ties to UK. Having a home there or a renewable contract here may help to prove this. A UK address is essential. Email the universities well before applying to check this. You will need to fill in an assessment form. For British passport holders some universities may send you a Home Status form even when you have not requested one. Home Status

8 Type one universities [ Traditional: research universities-courses with applied learning components ] Bath Birmingham Brunel Dundee Kent Loughborough Newcastle Stirling Strathclyde Type two universities [ Applied Learning Focus] Bournemouth Brighton Canterbury Christchurch Leeds Metropolitan Manchester Metropolitan Northumbria Nottingham Trent Oxford Brookes University of Wales Institute University of West of England Y12 Information Application Evening Applied Learning

9 One Year Art Foundation Direct Application:  Universities with Foundation Programmes: Loughborough University, School of Art and Design; UWIC Cardiff; Oxford Brooks  Dedicated Art Schools: Central St Martins; Chelsea College of Art and Design; Kent Institute of Art and Design; Falmouth, Ravensbourne Three Year Undergraduate Degrees Through UCAS Most universities prefer students to come through the foundation programmes unless the portfolio can show strong evidence of an ability to access the degree programme. Students entering at degree level would need to be certain of their specialism. http://www.britisharts.co.uk/artcolleges.htmlhttp://www.britisharts.co.uk/artcolleges.html [also has league table] Art and Design

10 Course Search – entry profiles http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/undergraduate [includes: eg. course content, entry requirements, fees, reasons for choosing the university.] The UCAS Tariff – [please refer to booklet on school website] UCAS APPLY: Manages applications to undergraduate degree programmes 5 choices – one online application form UCAS TRACK - Managing offers –– Firm/Insurance UCAS Extra Results day – Confirmation and Clearing Y12 Information Application Evening UCAS http://www.ucas.com http://www.ucas.com

11 If you want to get into a music, dance or drama course at a conservatoire that's part of the Conservatoires UK Admissions Service (CUKAS), you'll need to apply through the CUKAS application system. We appreciate that researching, applying, auditioning and accepting can be quite a bit to do, so we've put together lots of advice to help you along your way – [UCAS website] http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all- works/performing-arts CUKAS

12 http://www.ucas.tv/ Students set up account in school. The “buzzword” will be given to them on their return to school in August. Online form – simple format with drop-down boxes Check course code/campus code if applicable Check correct title and board for IGCSEs/GCSEs School must be informed of any curriculum studied outside of WIS [eg MYP, AP, A Levels etc.]] Personal Statement checked by tutor Form checked by Careers Team Payment by parent’s credit card –approximate cost £23 [for 2013 entry] School reference and predicted grades entered by WIS. Deadlines – Oxford/Cambridge/Medical - other subjects MAKE SURE TO CHECK THE HELP BOXES IF UNCERTAIN Y12 Information Application Evening The UCAS Form

13 How do Institutions Choose? The institutions you have applied to will look at many factors when choosing who to accept. These can include: Qualifications Personal statement – [passion for the subject is key!] Reference Interview [Including Skype and telephone] Portfolio Admissions tests An admissions tutor may make one of three decisions: Unconditional offer Conditional offer Unsuccessful Or they may offer a place on an alternative course

14 The UCAS Tariff – http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all- works/explore-your-options/entry- requirements/tariff-tables Combining BTEC and IB Certificates Higher Level subjects Specific subject requirements eg English, Maths Examinations taken outside school English Proficiency Test for Visa Applications [IELTS] Accepting a Firm and Insurance Y12 Information Application Evening Offers

15 Examples of Destinations for WIS Students: 2013 Entry UniversitySubject CambridgeLaw University of EdinburghInternational Relations, History LSELaw, Actuarial Science UCLArchitecture, Geology WarwickPPE, Accounting and Finance Oxford BrookesEngineering LoughboroughSport Exercise Science University of the Creative ArtsArt and Design Leeds MetropolitanEngineering KingstonBusiness Management

16 Offers for 2014 Entry UniversitySubject CambridgeEnglish Literature, Economics LSESociology Imperial CollegeEngineering, Mathematics UCLArchitecture, Psychology KCLManagement, History NewcastleMechanical Engineering EdinburghArchitecture, Vet Science, Finance Manchester MetropolitanFilm, Education, Sport Science LoughboroughProduct Design KentPsychology, English Literature Heriot WattMicrobiology, Actuarial Science

17 Destinations of WIS Students 2013 Entry Country% UK39.74 HK17.31 US11.54 Australia8.33 Canada7.05 Others3.2 Gap Year9.62 Employment and Military1.92


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