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Options on results day if your A-levels don’t go quite to plan

A-level results are out on 16th August and unless you are already holding an unconditional offer or already have a great set of BTEC results, this will be a very big day in your life. On the day, keep a close eye on UCAS Track for the information you’ll need about your offers. And try to prepare in advance as much as possible to save yourself [...]

July 20th, 2018|Categories: > Academic Paths, Year 13 - UCAS|

What can happen on results day even with great grades

Just finished year 13? Applied to Uni and waiting for your exam results on 16th August? Unless you are holding an unconditional offer, you will most likely be waiting to see if you get the grades required by your Firm (first) choice and Insurance choice Uni.  Yet even if you do well, there are still a number of scenarios to bear in mind. Here is an [...]

July 13th, 2018|Categories: > Academic Paths, Year 13 - UCAS|

Clearing – why it’s important to start looking early

If you are in year 13 and you are not holding any offers – whether you have already applied or whether you are a new applicant - you will now need to consider using Clearing as UCAS Extra closed on 4th July. What and when is Clearing? Clearing is a part of the annual process of applying to Uni via UCAS – and by Uni we [...]

July 6th, 2018|Categories: > Academic Paths, Year 13 - UCAS|

Practical tips on how to research Uni and degree options

In our mini-series on how and why you should be researching higher education in year 12, we’ve looked at what you might want to consider when choosing a degree course and when thinking about where you want to study. Today, we’re going to explore how you go about doing that research. Where do I look? Where you start looking depends on to what extent you know [...]

July 2nd, 2018|Categories: > Academic Paths, Year 12 - Higher Education|

Why it’s worth starting to research Universities in Year 12

If you are in Year 12 and thinking of going on into higher education after sixth form, the coming weeks before the summer holidays are perfect for starting to think about your choices. We’re running a three-part mini-series to help with your research and in part two this week, we’re looking at Unis: what are they, what should – and shouldn’t – influence your choice(s) of [...]

June 22nd, 2018|Categories: > Academic Paths, Year 12 - Higher Education|

Why it’s worth starting to research Degree Courses in Year 12

If you are in Year 12 and thinking of going on into higher education after sixth form, the weeks before the summer holidays are perfect to start thinking about your choices and begin doing some research. Invest your time early on and you will thank yourself for many years to come. In the first of a mini-series to help you research, we’re looking at degree courses [...]

June 15th, 2018|Categories: > Academic Paths, Year 12 - Higher Education|

It’s Open Day season at the Universities!

One of the best ways to find out about something is to go and experience it for yourself. And if you are in year 12 and planning to start Uni in 2019, why not get along to at least one of the big open days coming up locally in the next two weeks. Even if you haven’t yet started your research, there are huge benefits in [...]

June 4th, 2018|Categories: > Academic Paths, Events & Open Days|

Uni Open Days – how to prepare & what to expect

If you’re committing to studying somewhere for three or four years, it’s worth researching thoroughly first.  One of the best ways to do that is in person at an official open day and there are plenty of those coming up in the next few weeks.  After all, you wouldn’t buy a car without test driving it, so think of an Open Day as a way of [...]

May 25th, 2018|Categories: > Academic Paths, Events & Open Days|

Know someone in Year 11? What’s their plan after GCSEs?

For those with teens taking GCSEs, the next few weeks will be a mix of emotions – and hard work for you too! They’ll have seen the year-above wearing their ‘Leavers’ hoodies last summer and know this is on the horizon, even if they are keen to stay on for sixth form. But what are their options – and, for today’s blog, what could you be [...]

April 20th, 2018|Categories: > Academic Paths, Year 11 - Sixth Form|

Getting the most out of attending events!

With the UCAS Exhibition coming up on 11th and 12th April at UWE, there’s no better time to ensure you know how to make the most of attending an event. Here’s some tried and tested tips to get you started. The clock will be ticking Whether you are going to a careers fair with display stands, a specialist talk, an open day or to an exhibition, [...]

March 19th, 2018|Categories: > Academic Paths, Events & Open Days|
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