The UCAS application process is a time-consuming exercise. Although UCAS require applications to be submitted by mid-January, most schools start early and complete the process by October/November to allow pupils to concentrate on A-levels. Schools will set aside teachers’ time to help with the preparation of a pupil’s personal statement. This is an important piece of information about an individual’s passions, interests and ambitions. These 650 words will help a university decide on selecting the student they believe suits any set criteria above and beyond the required entry level exam grades.
Universities all respond at differing times. Recently there has been an increase on post A-level clearing placements, with some universities holding off allocating places until actual results are known. This allows for a change of heart by the student and also the fact that any level of grades required may not have been achieved.
Schools will offer a large degree of help to enable pupils make their own decisions. It’s important to work out which subjects ignite the inner soul so that hearts and minds are in tune with whatever final choice is made.
Pupils should know how, and be happy with, any decisions made and that they were made for all the right reasons. In that way they will approach going to university with total confidence and start on the right foot.essence infowww.university.which.co.ukwww.whatuni.comwww.timeshighereducation.com