UCAS & Progression

Ramsey Gatehouse Sixth Form UCAS & Progression

Applying to University

Navigating the UCAS process might feel daunting, but we’re here to help.

The key is to start early!

Early research is a must when it comes to your university application.

Here are some things you’ll want to explore:

  • Courses: dive into the details, exploring courses and modules
  • Universities: consider the campus size… do you see yourself on a compact campus, or do you thrive in a larger environment? As for location, think about whether you’d prefer a town or a city.
  • Grades: Find out the required points or grades. Can you achieve those grades required?
  • Work experience: Some courses may require it, and it might extend beyond a week so make the most of your school holidays!

Some of the courses that may need work experience include:

  • Teaching
  • Medicine including radiography, paramedics, midwifery, and physiotherapist
  • Social work

Your step-by-step UCAS guide:

  1. Attend all Form time sessions, including tutor time, seminars and assemblies. During during the final term of Year 12 and the first term of Year 13, we’ll focus largely on UCAS applications, and your tutor will provide important information.
  2. Register with UCAS and complete the application form.
  3. Research: Explore and decide, as mentioned above.
  4. Write your personal statement. It may take a number of re-drafts, but it will be worth it in the end and is your chance to shine.
  5. Speak to your tutor about your reference.
  6. Talk to your teachers about your predicted grades.

Remember, we’re here to guide you every step of the way!