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Y13 assembly Accepting offers and Student Finance*
*there are a couple of updates for 2023 Entry:
- the new threshold for repaying student loans is now £27295 and,
- any residual debt will be wiped out after 40 years.
Y12 Next Steps Information Evening – Wed 23 March
Presentations from this event last year
Main presentation – including Sue Taylor and Annabel Cunningham
University of Sussex presentation – 23 March 2022 – Craig Dove
SJB presentation-Max van den Berg – TFL Business Management Degree Apprenticeship
Early Application Deadline: Oxbridge/Medicine/Veterinary/Dentistry
Applications for these courses should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time) on Friday 15 October.
All other UCAS Applications Deadline
Applications for all other UCAS Undergraduate courses except those with a 15 October deadline, should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time) on Wednesday 25 January.
When are you likely to hear back from unis?
The wait for decisions on your application can be agonising. It’s a good idea to use this time effectively by familiarising yourself with the decisions the unis you’ve applied to could make, so you know what to expect and what to do when the time comes.
Each university and college will make their decisions at different times, meaning you might hear back before your friends do, or vice versa. However, there are deadlines by which they will need to have decided:
- 18 May 2023 – if you send your application by 25 January 2022.
- 14 July 2023 – if you send your application by 30 June 2023.
If a uni you’ve applied to doesn’t make a decision by the appropriate deadline, that choice will be automatically made unsuccessful.
When must you reply?
- If your last offer is on/before 18 May 2023 reply by 8 June 2023
- If your last offer is on/before 12 July 2023 reply by 17 July 2023
A Level Results day
Thursday 17 August
University Course Search
All these sites and resources provide guides on what to consider as well as help for those who have no idea:
UniTasterDays – Parents Guide to University – 2022 Guide (2023 guide will be posted here when available)
The best UK universities 2021 – rankings | Education | The Guardian
With most of the following websites you can (and should) sign up for apprenticeship job alerts.
Other Useful Resources
- Open learn: Free courses in a range of subjects https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue
- Seneca Learning: Free distance learning with Seneca to support learning new content with short knowledge based testing built in
The Brilliant Club: Videos on preparing for life and study at University
- Life at university: accommodation and living at university (suitable for pupils in final years of school)
- Life at university: studying at university
- Life at university: beyond your degree
- An introduction to money and budgeting at university
- What makes a good university student?
- Structuring an essay
- School v university: teaching methods
- Developing your argument
- Reflection and top tips
- Research Question
Student finance guides/info:
Year 13 Transition Work
Each department has put together some wider reading for you to engage with in over the coming weeks and months as you prepare for University. We hope you find them useful and interesting!
Art Wider Year 13 Transistion Reading List Yr13
BIOLOGY Year 13 TRANSITION WORK
DRAMA Year 13 TRANSITION WORK
English Language Year 13 transition
English Literature Year 13 Transition Work
Geography Year 13 Reading List
GERMAN Year 13 TRANSITION WORK
GRAPHICS Year 13 Transition Work
HISTORY Year 13 TRANSITION WORK
ITALIAN Year 13 TRANSITION WORK
Law Transition Work
Media Studies Reading List and ACADEMIC WEBSITES
Media Studies Yr 13 Transition work
Year 13 Business and Economics pre-University preparation
Year 13 Chemistry Transition Work
Year 13 Computing Further Reading
Year 13 Maths Transition
Year 13 Physics Transition Work
Year 13 Psychology Transition
Year 13 Sociology Transition Resources