Gumley House School


Successful UCAS APPlications

We have extensive guidance for university applicants, from helping you decide which course to study, to guiding you through your personal statement. Your tutor plays a key role in writing your reference, and this is where the precious individual relationship between tutor and student is really beneficial.

Through the tutorial programme, you will be prepared for the next stage in your life through activities such as mock interviews and university visits if you are thinking of higher education. We will also help you prepare for Oxbridge entry, interviews and to apply for courses such as Headstart.

All applications to British universities (except for some nursing courses, some art foundation courses and particular music courses) are processed by the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). This organisation acts as an intermediary between applicants and universities and the majority of communications between applicants and universities will be via UCAS. All of our students will apply online at www.ucas.com 

You will receive guidance on how to register and complete the various sections of the UCAS form. Filling in the form can be time-consuming and needs to checked very carefully. Do not expect to complete it in one session.

You should also check the 'Entry Profiles' for your course. These are available on  www.ucas.com via course search. You should also check the course and university web pages. 

Some courses and universities will require you to take an admissions test. You must check this information on UCAS and on the university website and then speak with Mrs Pick to arrange this. 

UKCAT: http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/default.aspx

LNAT: http://www.lnat.ac.uk

Information about tests administered by Cambridge Assessment for Oxford and Cambridge   http://www.admissionstests.cambridgeassessment.org.uk/adt/

Oxford: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/applying-to-oxford/guide/admissions-tests

Cambridge: http://www.cam.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/apply/tests.html 

Universities may also ask you to complete additional documents (such as an additional personal statement or a book review). This is particularly the case for very competitive courses. It is important that you check your e-mails and UCAS Track regularly once your application is sent.