In the Lent term of Year 12, we launch our UCAS application support cycle. It is imperative that students start to research their chosen courses as early as possible to ensure they are well informed of their course requirements.
Support sessions that help the students identify areas in their personal statement that need extra evidencing is essential to give them time to implement extra work experience or to develop specific skills required for their course over the summer break.
On return in Year 13, students have a support session each week to complete their online application and create their personal statement. Support from teachers and tutors alike gives the students plenty of opportunity to build the strongest application.
We have an impressive record in helping our students secure offers from their preferred universities, and we are proud of that success.
We offer a programme of tailored support and one-to-one mentoring throughout the intensive and highly competitive process for Oxbridge candidates.
Oxford and Cambridge both have the unusually early UCAS deadline of October 15 in Year 13, but the process begins long before then. It is vital to choose a course as soon as possible, to then begin developing both extra-curricular interests in the subject area and organising as much practical experience as possible. Our tutors will provide expert guidance on writing and reviewing personal statements, and applying to any relevant events, courses, or admissions sessions. With contacts at both Oxford and Cambridge, we ensure that you make the most of any open days and arrange other visits to the universities as well as providing first-hand advice about which College to choose.
Depending on the course, girls may then need to submit samples of written work and sit admissions tests. The vast majority of applicants will then be invited to interview in December. All candidates who reach this stage will be offered accurate and realistic interview and written exam practice to help them to achieve their full potential. Subject specific preparation is also offered in addition to this support ranging from the bespoke support for Medicine, Engineering and Law offered through our Aspiring Programmes to historiography classes for those wishing to study History.
In an increasingly global community it is understandable that many students will want to take advantage of courses offered in universities overseas. The USA, Australia and European universities can be exciting alternatives to studying in the UK, and with tuition fees being introduced and rising, studying abroad can be an affordable option.
Here at Truro High, we encourage students to research all options for their chosen course. Support is available should they choose to apply overseas to ensure that application deadlines and entrance exams are all in place.
If applying overseas is something that you may be interested in, begin researching your options early as the application process may not fit with the UK term timeline. Support with personal statements and individual applications will be provided along with a supporting written recommendation.