University Applications Timetable
1st May – Registration opens for UKCAT.
Students need to put together preliminary ideas about possible courses and subject areas.
Students consider choices in PSHE and own time:
- reference books, current prospectuses, websites
- considering sponsorship possibilities
- considering GAP year option
AS level examinations.
AS level examinations.
Mid June – UCAS Apply goes live.
Teaching staff decide on estimated grades for A2 and inform students.
1st July – UKCAT testing begins.
1st/2nd July – Oxford Open Days for possible candidates.
2nd/3rd July – Cambridge Open Days for possible candidates.
UKCAT test for prospective students of Medicine and Dentistry.
LNAT registration begins 1st August.
Individual student research:
- reading prospectuses and/or searching websites
- student visits to possible universities and colleges.
1st September – LNAT testing begins. Candidates should book slots for just before half term. Potential Oxford lawyers must have taken the test by 20th October.
BMAT entries begin; students need to register with Mrs Bentham this month.
UCAS information and arrangements for application issued to all girls.
Pupils begin to submit applications
- personal statement checked by tutor with the support of Head of Sixth Form
Mrs Waldron applications in strict order of submission and references checked by Mrs Horner.
Reading between the applicant and Mrs Waldron before final submission.
22nd September – Final deadline for registration for UKCAT.
Practice interviews for all.
1st October – Closing date for BMAT and CUKAS.
5th October – Testing deadline for UKCAT.
5th October – LNAT registration and booking for Oxford.
15th October – deadline for applications to:
- All medical / dentistry / veterinary science degrees (BMAT)
- All Cambridge Assessment tests
20th October – LNAT to have been taken by Oxford applicants
Half Term – Recommended deadline for submission of all other applications to Head of Sixth Form.
Students applying later than half term may compromise their chances especially for competitive courses.
22nd October – Deadline for Cambridge applicants to complete and submit their online Supplementary Application Questionnaire.
4th Nov – All Cambridge Assessment run tests eg BMAT, HAT, TSA will take place on this date.
November – Interview practise for Oxbridge applicants.
All other LNAT universities – candidates should complete LNAT as soon as possible.
Interview season runs from now until March/April.
Offers may be made any time between now and April.
25th November – BMAT results released.
15th January – UCAS forms must be submitted (18.00 UK time)
15th January – LNAT deadline.
25th February – UCAS Extra begins.
24th March – Deadline for some Arts and Design courses.
End of March – Universities should have made decisions about applicants.
Students will be asked by UCAS to decide which two offers to hold:
Likely to be:
CF = Conditional Firm
CI = Conditional Insurance
Application forms for Student Finance available
A2 and AS level examinations (mid May – end of June)
Universities may send:
- Summer reading lists
- Application forms for accommodation
Release of A2 and AS results.
Adjustment available for those achieving better results.
UCAS “Clearing” system goes into operation for any who have been unsuccessful in obtaining places.
31st August – Adjustment closes.
Pack your bags and head for university!
Sixth Form News
Spring Concert 2023
The late, great Aretha Franklin said that music is “transporting…it can take you right back to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening.” This was certainly the case on Thursday 28 April as we hosted our annual Spring Concert in the Croston Theatre.
Sports Awards 2023
On Friday 28 April we held our magnificent annual Sports Awards Dinner at Ewood Park, the home of Blackburn Rovers FC.
INSPIRED Diploma gets off to a flying start
This year, we are delighted to be launching our INSPIRED Sixth Form Diploma. After the success of the Holistic Award programme which launched for Senior students last year, the INSPIRED Sixth Form Diploma celebrates key 21st Century skills and abilities, rewarding those who show commitment and engagement to all aspects of INSPIRED Sixth Form life.