UCAS Teacher & Adviser Updates: January 2017 Update

The January 2017 UCAS Teacher and Adviser update is now available, if you have not signed up to this service, please read on to find out more. Give your students access to all the information they need Did you know your students and their parents can sign up to receive timely advice from us throughout the…
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UCAS Teacher & Adviser Updates: December 2016

The UCAS December Teacher and Adviser update is now available, if you have not signed up to this service, please read on to find out more. The 15 January deadline is less than six weeks away! We are receiving feedback that a number of students are leaving their applications until the last minute. Check out…
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UCAS: Teacher and Adviser Focus Week 21 – 25 November

UCAS are holding ther first ever Teacher and Adviser Focus Week! It’s a chance for you to engage with UCAS’ experts – to ask questions, receive information, and suggest ideas – and share your experiences with other teachers and advisers. Here’s how to get involved… Sign up online Got some burning questions to grill their…
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Update: Qualification Reform

Qualifications in the UK are currently undergoing significant reform, with a range of academic and vocational qualifications offered in schools and colleges being reviewed, along with apprenticeship frameworks. Reforms to GCSEs and A levels will result in structurally different qualifications with the same name in different parts of the UK. In the next few years it…
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UCAS: Early success at GCSE is key to students achieving their predicted A Level grades

GCSE results and the mix of A level subjects studied are the key factors determining whether university applicants meet their predicted grades, UCAS analysis reveals. The A level predictions of half a million young university applicants were compared to the A level grades they actually achieved, in a study published by the admissions service last…
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University hopefuls urged to keep applications ‘personal’

BBC News has recently published an article outlining some of the most common phrases used in applicants personal statements. Read below to find out some of the most used phrases to steer your students in the right direction. University applicants are overly reliant on a few “hackneyed phrases” in their personal statements, says the admissions…
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UCAS Extra Toolkit

January until May can be full of mixed emotions for your students as they await a response from their chosen universities. Whilst most students will be feeling relief when their offers come in, some young people may receive unsuccessful applications from all institutions. Our advice – Don’t wait for Clearing!  UCAS Extra is a free service which allows students…
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UCAS New Progression Pathways Project

More support needed for the growing numbers of HE students with non-traditional qualifications, UCAS report finds. The 2016 qualification landscape is more diverse than ever before and not yet fully understood by universities, employers, teachers and students, according to a new UCAS study. Less than two-thirds (63%) of UK 18 year olds applied to higher education…
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New UCAS App

UCAS have developed a new app for students with useful stories, information and advice, regardless of their plans once they have finished school or college. It’s free to download and has a mix of news and feature articles that are updated weekly. Written by both professional journalists and student contributors, content covers everything from applying through…
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