Applying to University
The benefits of a university education are well documented: a lifetime of enhanced earning power and entry into a wide range of professions; the intellectual satisfaction and cut and thrust of informed debate; the chance to spread one’s wings.
What isn’t so well understood is how to get there. Many parents with children at school today didn’t go to university. Even if they did, the process has changed beyond recognition, with computerisation, tuition fees and unprecedented levels of choice. With universities the UK offering more than 50,000 courses covering over 1,000 subjects, these days there is something for almost everyone.
Choosing a course (Year 12)
The nitty-gritty of university application gets under way quite early in Year 13, so ideally students should finish Year 12 with a good idea of what they want to study and where.
Applying (Year 13 Autumn)
In the autumn term of Year 13, the process shifts up a gear. Applications and offers are handled via the UCAS website and students will register via school. Click here for a DSLV Student Guide to UCAS Applications.
Information on University Courses
click the following link for information about how to choose a course and get into university: www.getting-in.com