Axe Valley Academy

UCAS Application Support

Applying to university is a stressful time for any student and also parents.  This webpage is designed as a first point of call for students and parents in order to provide support throughout the university application process.  Please see the sections below where all resources and guidance are located.

Alongside this guidance, students need to be communicating with their mentors for support, regarding searching for appropriate degree courses and also writing of the personal statement.  Once mentors have been utilised, all students can access any member of staff in the sixth form team for further advice and guidance.  Our door is always open.

Personal Statements
The Personal Statement section is the only part of the UCAS application form which gives you a chance to say something about yourself, and at the same time make a positive impression.  It is vital to get it right and as our advice article Six Top Tips for an outstanding UCAS form explains, your personal statement may well be the deciding factor in whether you get an offer.

Over the years the space UCAS allocate to the Personal Statement has grown from a few lines to a whole page, emphasising how important admissions tutors think it is.  You should give it similar attention. Take as much time and care as you can to make it effective.

The most important thing is to explain why you are applying for your particular courses: What attracts you to the subject area, how your current A level studies have influenced you, career plans etc.  The UCAS Personal Statement should also include details of your achievements in and outside of school/college, your experience of work, travel, responsibility and helping others and what you enjoy doing in your spare time.

Student Finance
The website below will hope to explain how student finance works and will hopefully answer the questions about how student finance works