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Autumn term (l8th)

Settle into A Level subjectsAssemblies: University applications / Degree Apprenticeships, Work Experience and Gap YearsUniversity ‘evidence’: begin to gather & track

spring term

Parents’ Briefing Evening: Higher Education Assembly: How to get the most out of Unifrog in the Lower EighthUniversity Course: 5 sessionsBook a preliminary interview: with a UCAS AdviserUniversity ‘evidence’: continue to gather and trackNational Careers Week: various careers-related events and activitiesWorkshop: Gap YearsExplore options for work experience: see hereRegister with the UCAS Hub: ucas.com

  • explore university subjects based on your preferences
  • consider degree apprenticeships/non-degree apprenticeships
  • shortlist your final five university choices
  • draft your Personal Statement or CV


Lower Eighth internal examsUniversity ‘evidence’: continue to gather and trackLower Eighth Universities Day: listen to university presentations, attend a relevant degree-subject session, and hear about the experiences of OPsSubject-specific university enrichment sessions: attend if appropriateMedical Admissions Conference & UCAT preparation classes: attend if appropriateHigher Education Fair: attend (at St Paul’s)Your UCAS application via the UCAS Hub: all sections apart from Choices & Personal Statement to be completed and checked by the given deadlineA Level grade predictions: confirmedUCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test): registration opensPersonal Statement: begin to draft it, and show your tutor by the end of termWorkshops: Networking and Interview Skills, CV Writing, Mock InterviewsSubmit Extenuating Circumstances information: for inclusion in your UCAS reference if appropriateOpen Days: attend at various institutions

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Work Experience placement(s)Open Days: attend various institutions, particularly during the first week of the summer holidaysPersonal Statement: continue to refine your draftUniversity course choices: finaliseUniversity admissions tests: check requirements for your chosen coursesUCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test): taken (if appropriate).UCAS Conservatoires: applications open (if appropriate)LNAT (Law National Aptitude Test): registration opens (if appropriate)

autumn term (U8tH)

Personal Statement: submit final draft to tutor by first day of termOxbridge Organ Scholarship applications: deadline early September (if appropriate)UCAS Conservatoires applications: deadline early September (if appropriate)LNAT/UCAT: registration closes early/mid September. LNAT taken. (if appropriate)University admissions tests: registerAssemblies: University applications, Degree Apprenticeships, Work Experience and Gap YearsWorkshop: Gap YearsSubject-specific university enrichment sessions: attend (if appropriate)University admissions tests: take place externally. Note that some may take place during October Remedy. Attend (if appropriate).Oxbridge written work submission deadlines: early November (if appropriate)University mock interviews and interviews: take placeUniversity offers: will be made by universities for some courses during this time

Submit UCAS application to the school by the third week of September for: Oxbridge / Medicine / Dentistry / Veterinary Medicine applicants (UCAS final deadline is 15 October)Submit UCAS applications to the school by mid-November: for all other applicants (UCAS final deadline is usually 31 January)Note: There are very important reasons why our internal deadlines are earlier than the actual UCAS deadlines: there needs to be plenty of time to make final adjustments to personal statements and to ensure that references reflect your attributes in the best possible way. The whole application is scrutinised and checked with the utmost degree of rigour before final submission. So, give yourselves the best possible chance of submitting a very strong application by respecting and meeting our internal deadlines.

UCAS Submission Deadlines

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Interviews can be difficult, but we're here to help. Find out more about mock interviews, and read advice to help you prepare for interviews here.


University enrichment classes are a great way to practice for interview. Talk to the relevant head of department to find out more.