University Applications Timetable

Year 12

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.

Year 13

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:

  • Oxford
  • Cambridge
  • 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

Creative Multilingualism Programme

10 Jul 19

Congratulations to Lower Sixth Form student, Louisa Harkness, who has been awarded a Highly Commended award in the Magical Translation Competition, run by the Creative Multilingualism Programme and in conjunction with Oxford University.

Y12 Blencathra Trip

19 Jun 19

Year 12 biologists recently spent two enjoyable days at the Blencathra Field Studies Centre, in the Lake District, working on the Ecology topics for their A Level.

‘An incredible honour’ – Year 12’s Saoirse O’Neill reads moving D-Day poem on BBC North West Tonight

07 Jun 19

Saoirse O’Neill from our Sixth Form delivered a moving rendition of the war poem ‘Little Ships’ at Blackburn’s D-Day memorial service