Presentation on theme: "S6 INDUCTION – MONDAY 17 TH JUNE 2013 SCHOOL LEAVER DESTINATIONS."— Presentation transcript:
S6 INDUCTION – MONDAY 17 TH JUNE 2013 SCHOOL LEAVER DESTINATIONS
WHAT NEXT? POSITIVE SUSTAINED ENJOYABLE SATISFYING
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE STRAIGHT TO WORK MODERN APPRENTICESHIP OPTIONS
HIGHER/FURTHER EDUCATION COLLEGE - Higher National Certificate (HNC) - Higher National Diploma (HND) UNIVERSITY -Degrees of 3-5 years 300 institutions in UK – 20 in Scotland England – degrees of 3 years but you have to pay fees
TYPES OF DEGREE COURSES UNDERGRADUATE ORDINARY / HONOURS SINGLE / JOINT POSTGRADUATE PGCert (e.g. PGDE) MASTERS PHD
TYPES OF DEGREE COURSES VOCATIONAL MEDICINE ACCOUNTANCY ENGINEERING ARCHITECTURE NON- VOCATIONAL HISTORY ENGLISH POLITICS BIOLOGY
WHY GO TO UNIVERSITY?
FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS TUITION FEES LIVING COSTS – RENT, FOOD, BOOKS, CLOTHING, TRANSPORT SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE FROM
CHOOSING YOUR COURSE DOES IT INTEREST YOU? DO YOU FIND IT ENJOYABLE? IS IT GOING TO LEAD TO SOMETHING? WHAT ARE YOUR LONG TERM PLANS?
CHOOSING YOUR COURSE
IMPORTANCE OF RESEARCH Course search
IMPORTANCE OF RESEARCH UCAS TV UNIVERSITY WEBSITES PROSPECTUSES OPEN DAYS
▪ Researches where and what to study ▪ Registers online with UCAS Apply ▪ Completes all sections of form ▪ Reference added by school ▪ School sends form electronically to UCAS ▪ UCAS processes form and forwards to chosen ▪ HEIs ▪ HEIs submit decisions ▪ Applicant views decisions on Track ▪ Applicant replies to offers on Track ▪ HEIs confirm places when results are released HOW TO APPLY – THE APPLICANT JOURNEY
Apply available for student registration Early ‘on-time’ deadline: ▪ Medicine, Veterinary and Dentistry ▪ Oxford or Cambridge ▪ Some CUKAS courses Deadline for all other ‘on-time’ applications Mid-June 15 October Early December THE UCAS CALENDAR – KEY DATES Admissions Tests Early registration and test dates: UKCAT LNAT BMAT ELAT
HOW TO APPLY ON-LINE APPLICATIONT THROUGH ONE APPLICATION PER YEAR MAXIMUM OF 5 CHOICES (SOME RESTRICTIONS FOR MEDICINE/VETERINARY/DENTISTRY COST: £23 FOR 5 CHOICES OR £12 FOR 1 CHOICE (CUKAS FEE IS £16)