Our Higher Education programme provides a step-by-step guide through the process of researching options and making successful applications. We have specialist programmes available for those going into medicine or teaching and for students looking to apply for a place at Oxford or Cambridge.
We have a large team of experienced staff who provide support to students undertaking the UCAS process. Our intensive UCAS preparation begins in Year 12 and by Year 13 our students are ready to complete their applications before many other institutions have even begun!
What this means is that not only can this lessen the stress of the application process but it has also meant that our students are often given earlier offers for the universities that were in their top choices.
What is UCAS?
UCAS is the organisation responsible for connecting people to UK higher education. You can apply for up to five different courses on one UCAS application for just £24. Applications are made online at www.ucas.com
Types of Courses
Single: study one subject
Joint honours degree: divide your time 50:50 between two subjects.
Major/Miner: study two subjects, normally at a 75%:25% rate.
Combined honours programme: study between two to four subjects, specialising in just two subjects in years two and three.
Modular courses: build a personalised course by choosing the modules you’re interested in.
Sandwich courses: vocational courses, often involve one year in industry.
Foundation year (Year 0): if you don’t have the right qualifications some unis offer this to help students prepare and enter higher education.