Y12 App Evening 2014

Report
Y12 Information Application
Evening
Advice and Guidance on University
Applications to UK
Presentation Rundown
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The importance of choosing a course
Choosing a university
Costs
Home Status
Applied Learning
Art and Design
UCAS
Conservatoires
The UCAS Form
Offers
Students choosing UK in 2012
Offers for 2013 Entry
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Academic interest/follow a clear career path
Course content and teaching method
Competition for places on popular courses
Entry profiles [available on UCAS website]
Course specific requirements
Additional admissions Tests
“Passion” –the personal statement
Commitment to CAS rather than a list, linked to
choice of course if possible.
• Interviews (only for particular courses and
universities)
Y12 Information Application
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The importance of choosing a
course
Additional Admissions Tests
• Oxbridge: e.g. TSA, [Thinking Skills Assessment]
• ELAT, [English Literature] EMLAT [European Modern
Languages] HAT, [History] LAT, [Languages] MAT
[Maths and Computer Science], PAT [Physics],
• STEP or college’s own test
• Biomedicine, Dentistry, Medicine, Vet Science: e.g.
BMAT, UKCAT [http://www.admissionstestingservice.org/our-services/medicineand-healthcare/bmat/about-bmat/] [http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/]
• Law: e.g. LNAT [http://www.lnat.ac.uk/] Cambridge Law
• Education Degrees with QTS – PTS [skills test]
[http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/professional]
• Location – campus/city
• Reputation
• Ranking – league tables Times/ Guardian
 Teaching [Quality Assurance Agency]
 Research [Research Assessment Exercise]
• Graduate satisfaction
• Graduate destination
• Links with industry
• Accommodation
• Age requirement
• Visits and open days
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/universityguide
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/gug/
http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/
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Choosing a University
University of Sheffield
20142015
King’s College London
20142015
Arts, Law, Social Science
£13390 per
year
All classroom-based
programmes eg. Law,
Business Management,
Maths
£15,200
All laboratory based
programmes eg. Sciences,
Geography, Music, Preclinical Medicine & Dentistry
£19,570
Clinically-based Programmes
£36050
per year
£15410 per
Archaeology, Architecture,
Geography, Journalism, Maths year
Sciences, Engineering, Nonclinical Medicine & Dentistry
£17470per
year
Clinical Years of Medicine [last £31580 per
year
3 years] & Dentistry [last 4
years]
per year
per year
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Costs – two examples of
undergraduate tuition fees for
International Students
Home Status
• Fee code should be 02 [International/Private Finance is 01]
• Student needs to know their Local Authority
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Family should be ordinarily resident in the UK.
http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/
Parents should be able to show ties to UK.
Having a home there or a renewable contract here may help
to prove this. A UK address is essential.
• Email the universities well before applying to check this.
• You will need to fill in an assessment form.
• For British passport holders some universities may send you
a Home Status form even when you have not requested one.
Applied Learning
Type one universities
• [Traditional: research universities-courses
with applied learning components]
• Bath
• Birmingham
• Brunel
• Dundee
• Kent
• Loughborough
• Newcastle
• Stirling
• Strathclyde
Type two universities
• [Applied Learning Focus]
• Bournemouth
• Brighton
• Canterbury Christchurch
• Leeds Metropolitan
• Manchester Metropolitan
• Northumbria
• Nottingham Trent
• Oxford Brookes
• University of Wales
Institute
• University of West of
England
Y12 Information Application Evening
Art and Design
• One Year Art Foundation
Direct Application:
 Universities with Foundation Programmes: Loughborough
University, School of Art and Design; UWIC Cardiff; Oxford
Brooks
 Dedicated Art Schools: Central St Martins; Chelsea College
of Art and Design; Kent Institute of Art and Design; Falmouth,
Ravensbourne
• Three Year Undergraduate Degrees
Through UCAS
Most universities prefer students to come through the foundation programmes unless the portfolio can
show strong evidence of an ability to access the degree programme.
Students entering at degree level would need to be certain of their specialism.
http://www.britisharts.co.uk/artcolleges.html [also has league table]
• Course Search – entry profiles
• http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/undergraduate
[includes: eg. course content, entry requirements, fees,
reasons for choosing the university.]
• The UCAS Tariff – [please refer to booklet on school
website]
• UCAS APPLY: Manages applications to undergraduate
degree programmes
• 5 choices – one online application form
• UCAS TRACK - Managing offers –– Firm/Insurance
• UCAS Extra
• Results day – Confirmation and Clearing
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UCAS http://www.ucas.com
CUKAS
• If you want to get into a music, dance or drama course at
a conservatoire that's part of the Conservatoires UK
Admissions Service (CUKAS), you'll need to apply
through the CUKAS application system.
• We appreciate that researching, applying, auditioning
and accepting can be quite a bit to do, so we've put
together lots of advice to help you along your way –
[UCAS website]
• http://www.ucas.com/how-it-allworks/performing-arts
http://www.ucas.tv/
• Students set up account in school. The “buzzword” will be given to them on
their return to school in August.
• Online form – simple format with drop-down boxes
• Check course code/campus code if applicable
• Check correct title and board for IGCSEs/GCSEs
• School must be informed of any curriculum studied outside of WIS [eg MYP,
AP, A Levels etc.]]
• Personal Statement checked by tutor
• Form checked by Careers Team
• Payment by parent’s credit card –approximate cost £23 [for 2013 entry]
• School reference and predicted grades entered by WIS.
• Deadlines – Oxford/Cambridge/Medical
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- other subjects
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MAKE SURE TO CHECK THE HELP BOXES IF UNCERTAIN
Y12 Information Application
Evening
The UCAS Form
How do Institutions Choose?
• The institutions you have applied to will look at many factors
when choosing who to accept. These can include:
• Qualifications
• Personal statement – [passion for the subject is key!]
• Reference
• Interview [Including Skype and telephone]
• Portfolio
• Admissions tests
• An admissions tutor may make one of three decisions:
• Unconditional offer
• Conditional offer
• Unsuccessful
• Or they may offer a place on an alternative course
• The UCAS Tariff – http://www.ucas.com/how-it-allworks/explore-your-options/entryrequirements/tariff-tables
• Combining BTEC and IB Certificates
• Higher Level subjects
• Specific subject requirements eg English, Maths
• Examinations taken outside school
• English Proficiency Test for Visa Applications
[IELTS]
• Accepting a Firm and Insurance
Y12 Information Application
Evening
Offers
Examples of Destinations for WIS Students:
2013 Entry
University
Subject
Cambridge
Law
University of Edinburgh
International Relations,
History
LSE
Law, Actuarial Science
UCL
Architecture, Geology
Warwick
PPE, Accounting and Finance
Oxford Brookes
Engineering
Loughborough
Sport Exercise Science
University of the Creative Arts
Art and Design
Leeds Metropolitan
Engineering
Kingston
Business Management
Offers for 2014 Entry
University
Subject
Cambridge
English Literature, Economics
LSE
Sociology
Imperial College
Engineering, Mathematics
UCL
Architecture, Psychology
KCL
Management, History
Newcastle
Mechanical Engineering
Edinburgh
Architecture, Vet Science, Finance
Manchester Metropolitan
Film, Education, Sport Science
Loughborough
Product Design
Kent
Psychology, English Literature
Heriot Watt
Microbiology, Actuarial Science
Destinations of WIS Students 2013
Entry
Country
%
UK
39.74
HK
17.31
US
11.54
Australia
8.33
Canada
7.05
Others
3.2
Gap Year
9.62
Employment and Military
1.92

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