Life after Ashcombe: Summer programme

Summer Tasks

We would like everybody to focus on three tasks at the start of the process. You can start with any of the tasks.

1. Complete all the basic details on your UCAS form excluding your course choices. You must use the interactive guide for embedded information.

Examination codes for UCAS

UCAS Student Codes Step-by-Step

Apply for university via UCAS

UCAS YouTube channel

UCAS TV - Youtube Channel: Watch video guides to applying for higher education, and find out what other students thought of the application process.

2. Understand how to research your options.

Course Search on UCAS

UCAS points calculator: Work out how many points you are likely to achieve. Are your chosen courses realistic?

Alternatives to university

UCAS divides the whole process into three stages from choosing courses to managing results. It is recommended that you follow each of the interactive stages on the UCAS website.

Conservatoires admissions service

Where to start with UCAS

UCAS Calendar



Unistats gives you more detailed information about Universities and Courses, including success rates and student opinions.

Prospects gives you ideas of careers and jobs once you have graduated.

3. Producing a draft personal statement!

Everybody needs to produce a personal statement even if you are planning an alternative to university. Use the documents below to help you understand the following regarding the dreaded statement.

Please work through these resources in order:

Surrey University Guidance on your statement

Understanding what needs to go into your statement PowerPoint

Mrs Jones’ Personal Statement Advice

The personal statement checklist – How many items on the list appear in your statement?

Do I have to take an admissions test for my course?

Make sure you know if you need to take one of these BMAT, HAT, HPAT, LNAT admissions test for your chosen course; start finding out by looking at this page of the UCAS website

Important Dates

UCAS Calendar

University Open Days

Applying for student finance

Student Finance

Student Finance England has all the information you need