Applications to Universities in the United Kingdom can seem fairly daunting, with over 35, 000 courses available at nearly 400 institutions. However, Radnor House makes the application straightforward and simple with guidance every step of the way and lots of tips and hints for applicants
Students in the Sixth Form are first introduced to the University application system with a brief explanation and some initial research on '10 to Sixth Day' in June of Y10. In Y11, students are again reminded of the process when selecting their A Level Options.
Research in earnest begins in transition week where students are encouraged to do some investigation of different courses and familiarise themselves with the language of 'UCAS points' and 'Personal Statements'.
In the Spring Term of L6, students undergo a five week introductory programme focusing on UCAS applications during their designated Tutor Time. By the Easter break and before exam leave commences, L6 students have given thought to what type of University they wish to apply as well as a clearer understanding of likely course.
Once the online application system opens in June students are able to commence registration and begin their Personal Statement. Before the Summer Break, each student will have completed at least one draft of their Personal Statement and selected a long list of degree choices. The first few weeks back in U6 are spent finalising choices and final edits of the Personal Statement before submitting applications before October half-term.
After offers have been received, Radnor House provides guided and honest advice on firm and insurance choices. Come A Level Results Day in August, members of Radnor House Sixth Form staff are also on hand to offer a personal and robust service when dealing with Clearing or Adjustment.