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Applying to University

We provide students with a step-by-step guide to the UCAS application process so that you can share this information with parents. Weekly Guidance sessions support with the process, including personal statement workshops. In the Summer term, we have a day off timetable to dedicate time to beginning the online application form and a UCAS information evening for parents.

South Nottinghamshire Academy has a number of experienced UCAS trained advisors who will support the Year 12 and 13 students throughout this time. Students begin their UCAS applications in the Spring term of Year 12. This is when students begin to make decisions about what they would like to study and where they would like to apply. Visits to universities are encouraged in the summer term of Year 12 and we host a number of visits from university representatives as well as holding finance and UCAS evenings for parents.

In September of Year 13, personal statements are completed. It is expected that all students will complete a personal statement, whether applying for university, jobs or apprenticeships by October half term. Support is provided by the Trust, Tutors and Head of Sixth Form for Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary early applications as well as all other applications.

After half term, the finishing touches are made to the UCAS application process. The fee of £26.50 is funded by the Academy, teachers add their references and students begin to receive their offers and invitations to interview.

The remainder of the year is focused on gaining the right results to ensure that students are on the right courses for September.

Final decisions and confirmation of places are made in August on results day. 

For further information about UCAS deadlines, please visit