Applying to University
We are delighted to report that 233 students from last year's Year 13 went to university in 2017. This included 92 students attending either a Sutton Trust 30 or Russell Group university. Destinations included prestigious American institution Princeton and elite UK universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and King's College London. Greenford students will also be studying in their numbers at Surrey, Warwick, Manchester and Nottingham to name just a few.
Applying to University
University applications in the UK are made through UCAS and students are supported through every stage of the process by our experienced team.
Application Timeline: Year 12
Initial advice on applying to university is provided through Advanced Entitlement classes - an option every Key Stage 5 student takes at Greenford. This includes recommended reading, lecture opportunities, an introduction to the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and how to make the most of the school's resources such as ULAS. As the year progresses, students are encouraged to apply for summer schools and taster courses, explore opportunities for scholarships with American universities and start narrowing down their potential courses to study at degree level.
In the summer term, students are taken off timetable for two days to start the UCAS application process and attend the Higher Education and Apprenticeships fair at Greenford Hall. This is a brilliant opportunity to meet representatives from universities and apprenticeship providers from across the UK. In addition, the first UCAS advice evening for parents is held.
Application Timeline: Year 13
Students complete UCAS applications in the Autumn term of Year 13. This involves selecting five courses to apply for, completing the UCAS application form and writing a personal statement. A further UCAS advice drop-in session is held for parents.
ULAS is a bespoke support service that Greenford subscribes to. ULAS prepares students for the gigantic leap from school or college to university and school leaver employment. It showcases hundreds of post-16 and post-18 opportunities covering university, apprenticeship and sponsored degree pathways, with exclusive access to events with universities, employers and industry bodies.
Students can record learning experiences and achievements in one place, making applications stand out, develop employability by recording key soft skill examples and publish CVs to be invited to exclusive work experience and opportunities with employers. Students can also use ULAS to create an excellent personal statement with the unique personal statement builder.
If students have not logged into ULAS previously, they will need to use the school code the first time they log in: greenfordUB12GU