(University and College Application Scheme)

UCAS is the admissions process for students applying to further education at universities and colleges.

At NHGS the overwhelming majority of our Sixth Form students apply to UCAS, with increasing numbers gaining higher level apprenticeships in recent years, so a significant part of PSCHEE time is allocated to the process of applications.

Students are given advice & guidance for applying throughout their time in the Sixth Form.

All year 12 students follow a PSCHEE programme which will focus largely on research and preparation for UCAS and apprenticeship applications in year 13.


Lower Sixth Tutor Groups

  • June 2017 - UCAS Conference at Leeds Beckett University.  Apprenticeship talks for students not attending.

Upper Sixth Tutor Groups

  • September 2016 - Interview with one of Sixth Form team finalising choices.
  • 11th November 2016 - Interview skills & mock interviews available by request.
  • Friday 21st October 2016 - School deadline for receipt of completed UCAS forms.
  • October/November - Apprenticeship applicants have individual meetings with careers advisor.
  • May 2017 - Confirmation/Clearing talk.

UCAS Deadline Dates 

  • 15th October 2016 - Applications to Oxford or Cambridge universities and for all courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.
  • 15th January 2017 - All other applications.