News from the Progression Team

Progression news

A Level results day – Thurs 15th August 2019

The Progression Team will be in college throughout the summer if students need further advice on their next steps. On A Level results day itself, the Progression Team will be available for one to one appointments and clearing support.


Students need to login in to UCAS Track to check their places for University.

If a student does not have a place at their first or insurance choice they will be able to enter Clearing from 15th August to find an alternative course.


If students achieve better grades than they expected for their firm offer e.g. AAB and above they are able to contact other Universities to discuss potential places. This process is called ‘adjustment.’

Year 12 – Results and Help

All year 12 students on an A Level Programme will receive a phone call from their year one tutor on the 22nd August to discuss their results. Any students that need further guidance on their next steps can book an appointment with the Progression Team on the 23rd August onwards during the college enrolment event.

Year 12 Students Applying for University in 2020 – What You Need to Do This Summer Holidays

  1. Visit our Careers and University Advice page on the student portal – Access a wealth of information about how to research universities, how to apply, gap years, Apprenticeships and long-term career information.
  2. Research Courses and Universities: Students should be researching what subject they want to study at what institution. Open Days are a great way to find out what a course at a specific university are really like and to visit the accommodation and student facilities too. Book on for Open Days in September as these often fill up quickly.
  3. Explore all of your options! University is not for everyone, check out Higher and Degree level Apprenticeships. These are a great way to get experience, secure a job and gain a degree level qualification.
  4. The Big Sell – The Personal Statement: Once your son / daughter has chosen their course and 5 potential universities they need to start preparing their personal statement over the summer. This may take a few drafts and there is lots of advice on the UCAS website to help them do this. Please check your son / daughters personal statement – does it make sense? Does it explain why they want to do the course and then provide evidence for why they are suitable for it?
  5. Get Help with Personal Statements: If your son / daughter needs help with your personal statement then we will be offering drop in lunchtime sessions throughout the Autumn term. (Please check our Careers and University page for opening hours).

September – Registering for UCAS

Students will be prompted to register for UCAS in the first week back in September. We will send out the student handbook along with any useful resources and information about the deadlines.

Student applications can be sent from September. Students must allow 10 working days for processing time to allow the tutor to write the reference, add predicted grades and for the Progression Team to check all content before the form is sent to UCAS. Universities make offers as soon as they receive forms and so make sure you get your form in by October half term to secure an offer on a competitive course.


1st October

Internal college deadline for students applying for Oxbridge, Medicine and Dentistry or Veterinary Science courses. Students must have completed their UCAS application by this date.

15th October

All applications for Oxbridge, Medicine and Dentistry or Veterinary should be sent to UCAS by this date.

6th December

Internal College deadline for students completed applications to guarantee they are sent by the UCAS deadline.

15th January

Official UCAS deadline. Applications received after this date will not necessarily receive consideration by universities.