Higher Education Guidance

Support for UCAS applications begins in Year 12 and continues right up until students send off their applications in Year 13.  We encourage our highest achieving students to aim high and apply to the best institutions.  They have had much success to this end as a result.  We also emphasise the importance of students being realistic in their university choices, applying for courses they are capable of achieving the grades required.  We aim for students to feel supported and confident throughout the process of applying, making them aware of the vast array of courses and opportunities available to them.


UCAS Support and Guidance includes:

  • Talks from Universities & Colleges in Assemblies
  • Workshops on Writing Effective Personal Statements
  • Student Finance Advice
  • Morrisby Questionnaires & Reports
  • UCAS Launch Evening for Year 12 Parents & Students
  • Parent Support Evening – Year 13 Students
  • Visit to UCAS Higher Education Convention
  • Medics Society for students applying to Veterinary Science, Medicine, Nursing or Dentistry
  • Winchmore School’s 6th Form UCAS Guide for each student
  • One-to-one support from 6th Form Team
  • Visits to Universities and Colleges
  • Visits, talks and support from 6th Form Alumni members
  • Interview practice and support
  • Information/ Guidance about Taster Courses and Summer Schools
  • Library of University Guides and Handbooks

We encourage students to prepare for undergraduate study by attending lectures at universities and colleges both as part of class visits or in their own time.