UCAS Applications and Higher Education
UCAS stands for the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, it is the British admission service for all students applying to university and college. At Sir John Cass Sixth Form College all Year 13 students are encouraged to apply to university and we start the decision making process in Year 12.
This may involve specialist university courses, lecture evenings, open days and summer schools. In Year 13 we use outside speakers from London universities who talk to students about writing a personal statement and student finance and ‘in-house’ we also have a team of academic tutors who are always available to help students compile their personal statements. UCAS plays an integral role in our ‘Whole School Tutorial Programme’ where form tutors give advice and guidance on every aspect of your UCAS form. The Head of Year 13, the teacher who oversees every aspect of the UCAS process, also runs after school extension classes where they can check students’ forms, give advice and guidance on course choices, student finance, personal statements and any other query. We also work closely with Connexions and have a careers adviser who visits the Sixth Form on a weekly basis to offer careers advice to all Sixth Form students. We have been very successful at guiding and advising students in their next step allowing them to continue their education at a wide range of universities including Oxbridge and The Russell Group Universities.
UCAS Deadline Dates
The deadline for students applying to Oxford, Cambridge, medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine is 15th October.
UCAS Qualification Point Scores
All grades carry points for University
UCAS Tariffs Table
|GCE & AVCE Double Award||A Level with additional AS (9 units)||GCE A Level and AVCE||GCE AS Double Award||GCE AS & AS VCE|