What is UCAS?


UCAS stands for the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service and it is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education. Applications reach the universities through UCAS. 

How is the process managed?


UCAS is an online service and is easy to use. Students must follow these steps: 


(i)           Visit www.ucas.ac.uk

(ii)          Follow the links to the information on applications and complete the online requisition

(iii)         After registering, UCAS will provide a USERNAME and students must then choose a PASSWORD. These will be needed to complete the application process and to track progress.

(iv)         You will also need the academy’s BUZZWORD to complete the application process. This will be provided by the 16+ office.

(v)          The application form consists of several parts and must be completed accurately and in full

(vi)         Students must also complete a personal statement of 4,000 characters and this, together with the application form, must be sent to your REFEREE who is Mr Martin. Students must also pay for their application at this point. (In 2016-2017, this was £25)

(vii)       Your referee will attach a tutor reference and will then submit your application to UCAS on your behalf. 


Once submitted, UCAS will acknowledge your application and will provide you with an application number. You will need this when checking on the progress of your application. 


How to make the right choice of University


University education is expensive and so it is important that students make the best choice of course at the most suitable university. To do this, students should attend Open Days, Master Classes and conduct detailed research.