• The final UCAS deadline is 29th January
  • You need to have paid and sent your UCAS to the school by 14th December 2020
  • We cannot guarantee that applications sent to us after 14th December will be sent off to UCAS before the final deadline


Making your firm and insurance choices on UCAS

The deadline for choosing your firm and insurance acceptance on UCAS is 10th June

Your 'firm' acceptance is your first choice. This means that if you meet the requirements of their offer on results day, you will definitely be going there.

Your 'insurance' acceptance is your backup. The requirements for this option must be lower than your firm choice. If you do not meet the entry requirements for your firm, but you do meet the requirements for your insurance, then you will be going to your insurance university.

For more information look here on the UCAS website:

Clearing and Adjustment 2021

Clearing is how universities and colleges fill any places they still have on their courses. 

From 6 July – 20 October, you can apply for a course using Clearing if you’re not already holding an offer from a university or college, and the course still has places.

You can use Clearing if:

  • you’re applying after 30 June
  • you didn’t receive any offers (or none you wanted to accept)
  • you didn’t meet the conditions of your offers
  • you've paid the multiple choice application fee of £25
  • you’ve declined your firm place using the ‘decline my place’ button in Track

For more information look on the UCAS website:


If you achieve higher grades than you expected on results day, you can try to secure a place on a more competitive course using Adjustment. For more information look here:

Success Stories

  • Many applications have already been sent off
  • Many students have received offers from universities
  • Some students have been called for interviews, including at Oxford, KCL, Manchester and Keele
  • Some students have already accepted their firm and insurance choices


Activities that have been happening in school to support with UCAS applications

  • Tutorial lessons
  • Support during IS lessons
  • Drop in sessions with members of the Sixth Form Team
  • Meetings with our careers advisor, Mrs Adam
  •  MG 2909Practice interviews with Mr Armitage – a Cambridge graduate and Head of Careers at UCLS (pictured below)  MG 2923
  • Practice interviews over Teams
  • Discussions with alumni over Teams


Useful Links


UCAS - How to Write an Undergraduate Personal Statement

The Complete University Guide - League Tables

Times Higher Education - How to Apply to University

Times Higher Education - Completing Your University Education

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