University Guidance

Students in the sixth form are carefully guided through the whole process of university application. The Higher Education Evening gives detailed advice about the application process and writing personal statements. Students are encouraged to undertake university visits or virtual open days to decide which one is right for them. UCAS Application Day helps students register with UCAS and provides advice from admissions tutors and past students already at university. Once the student is ready, they then work closely with their tutors, sixth-form staff, the Head of Learning and the Head of Key Stage 5 to ensure they submit the very best application form they can. There is also specific support in place for students who wish to make applications to Oxbridge, Dentistry, Medicine and Veterinary medicine.

Oxbridge

As a school we offer advice to all students in the Sixth Form regarding applications to Universities.  We are aware, however, that the earlier this process starts the more effective it can be. 

Therefore, if CSGS students would like to access information about applying to competitive Universities, especially Oxford and Cambridge, they can find this via Fusion (Students/KS/ILS/Oxbridge).   All students are encouraged to view this information, regardless of year group.

Students aspiring to apply for a place at Oxford or Cambridge is supported through an extensive programme. This includes a programme of subject specific additional reading and tutorials in preparation for the rigorous application process. Oxbridge students are expected to attend the Quest lecture series to promote their intellectual curiosity and cultural capital. We continue to foster strong links with many of the colleges including Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and Mansfield College, Oxford, and visits are arranged each year so that students can see what it is like to study at such an institution. Subject specific preparation is provided for the subject entrance tests and mock interviews take place in Year 12 and in again in Year 13. Students applying to Oxford or Cambridge are given a specific mentor to assist them through the process. 

Suggested reading material for students considering Oxbridge

We have compiled a list of suggested reading material for students who are looking to apply to competitive universities such as Oxbridge.  Please see the Reading List (updated link to follow).

If you have any further questions, please contact the school’s Oxbridge Co-Ordinator Mr Dawson.

Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine (MDV)

Students wishing to apply to study Medicine and Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine are encouraged to be a part of the Medics Society, where a range of ethical and scientific issues are debated.
 

The school runs the Medics Conference in Year 12, with a focus on successful application to medical schools and dentistry courses. In addition, past students of the school who have qualified in each of these professions are available to advise current students.

Re-applying to University

Re-Applying to UCAS

If you decide to re-apply to UCAS, or apply to UCAS for the first time as an ex-student, please contact Mrs N Sayell or Ms S Popely (tel.no. 020 8269 9889 or email ucas.support@csgrammar.com) for instructions on how to register your application with UCAS and to link it to CSGS.

Please also be aware of the following deadline dates which you MUST complete and pay for your application by. CSGS will check your education page and add your reference to send to UCAS before their deadline dates.

Oxbridge / Medicine / Vet Science / Dentistry: 16th September 2022

These applications take priority as they have an earlier deadline. If other applications are submitted during this time we will complete them as soon as it is possible to do so.

Deadline for all other applications by: 11th November 2022

At this point we guarantee that applications will be submitted by the UCAS deadline. They will be dealt with in the order that they are completed, dependent on the number of errors there are and the changes that have to be made.

We will not be able to check applications submitted after this point but will be able to provide a reference only.

Thank you.