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What next? 2014. Today you will learn. Tariff points Firm and insurance offers Results day procedures Accepting places UCAS Extra Clearing/Adjustment Changing my mind. Last year (2013), English Universities received 558,898 applications from students from the UK and European Union.

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today you will learn
Today you will learn...

Tariff points

Firm and insurance offers

Results day procedures

Accepting places

UCAS Extra

Clearing/Adjustment

Changing my mind

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Last year (2013), English Universities received 558,898 applications fromstudents from the UK and European Union

401,540 applicants accepted through Firm, Insurance or Clearing

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There has already been a 4% increase in the number of applicants to UK universities in 2014, despite a small decline in the number of 18-year-olds in the population overall.

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Current gov. policy is that HE institutions are fined £3,800 for each student recruited beyond strict targets imposed in 2013. (Core number)

However... Changes for 2013 entry mean that universities and colleges can openly recruit learners with ABB+ or equivalent as these learners do not count towards the total number places given to them by the Government

(Margin number)

key dates for remainder of year
Key dates for remainder of year
  • 25th February – Extra Opened
  • 24th March – Deadline for receipt for offers for Art and design courses
  • 31st March – Deadline for Universities to have responded to applicants (if you applied by 15th Jan)
  • 7/8th May – Applicants need to have replied to offers to UCAS (Firm and Insurance)
  • 2nd July – The last date to apply for UCAS Extra.
  • 24th July – Last date to reply to UCAS Extra offers.
  • 14th August – A Level results day. UCAS adjust opens.
  • 31st August – Adjustment closes
  • 30th September – Clearing closes.
firm and insurance choices
Firm and insurance choices

If you achieve the grades for your firm choice then you will be automatically accepted onto the course after results day and it will be expected that you attend that university.

Your insurance choice only comes into play if you haven’t got the grades for your firm choice or the course is withdrawn.

Therefore, you need to think carefully about your choices.

current overview of your grades after summer results most likely grade
Current overview of your grades after summer results. Most likely grade?

You can work out the UMS you need based on the previous exam series results. Whilst not 100% tolerant, it provides a strong idea of what you need.

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You’ve just received all your offers and latest assessment data puts you ‘on track’. Which would you choose as firm and insurance based on the info below?

extra
Extra

If you have received rejections from the universities you have applied to or have decided to decline any offers you were given then you are eligible for UCAS Extra.

To see courses that are eligible you visit the UCAS course search page and look for any courses that available under UCAS EXTRA. You then apply using TRACK for one course at a time. You cannot apply for your next course until you have got a reply from the previous university.

Once you have started the UCAS Extra process you cannot go back to any previous offers that you might have declined.

working out tariff points
Working out tariff points

Some universities will give you a points offer rather than stating exact grades

e.g. 240 points rather than CCC

AS points can only be counted to your overall points score if you didn’t continue the course into A2

firm choice
Firm choice

On results day if you have met the requirements for your firm choice your place will be confirmed by the university and you will be expected to take the place.

You cannot decide not to take this for your insurance offer instead

i nsurance choice
Insurance choice

If you don’t meet the requirements for your firm choice but do receive the grades for your insurance choice then this university will automatically be upgraded to your firm choice and you will be expected to attend that university.

Some flexibility is given to insurance offers

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Accepting Offers

Tip... If in doubt watch the UCAS relying to offers video or ask a member of the team

adjustment
Adjustment

If your grades exceed the entry requirements for your firm choice then you have 5 calendar days to research alternative courses.

You will need to register this with UCAS on their ‘Tracking’ page. Your firm offer will be held during these 5 days.

beware changes to offers
Beware... Changes to offers

A university could offer you an alternative course, defer your entry or start you at a different point of entry if you don’t meet the entry requirements.

Keep watching your emails and make sure personal details are correct.

clearing
Clearing

www.ucas.com has a list of all the courses available through clearing

This info will be available from 14th August

You don’t have to stick with the subject / course you originally chose

You must be available to speak to admissions tutors in person during the clearing process

i.e. think very carefully about when you go on holiday over the summer

fast forward
FAST FORWARD

It is 14th August 2014

9.25am

You’ve just received your A Level results

Will your grades meet the entry requirements?

Meet the students

To use UCAS Track or Not?

bertie beecroft
Bertie Beecroft

Wants to study Psychology at Hull

Entry requirements:

Firm: BBC (One B must be in a Science subject)

Insurance: BCC

hillary hall
Hillary Hall

Wants to study Textiles at Leeds Met University

Entry requirements

Firm – 140 points

Insurance - 120 points

sheila shelton
Sheila Shelton

Wants to study Law at St Andrews

Entry requirements

Firm – AAA

Insurance - ABB

jimmy jackson
Jimmy Jackson

Wants to study History at York St Johns

Entry Requirements

Firm – BCC

Insurance - CCC

peter parkes
Peter Parkes

Wants to study Maths at Oxford

Entry requirements

Firm – AAA

Insurance – ABB

gertrude greenfield
Gertrude Greenfield

Wants to study German at Leeds

Entry requirements

Firm - ABC (Minimum requirement of a B in German)

Insurance - BBB

dorothy durband
Dorothy Durband

Wants to study Applied Biology at Northumbria

Entry requirements

Firm - 160 points

Insurance – 140 points

fast forward1
FAST FORWARD

It is 14th August 2014

9.25am

You’ve just received your A Level results

Open your envelope............

.........do your grades meet the entry requirements?

To use UCAS Track or Not?

bertie beecroft1
Bertie Beecroft

Wants to study Psychology at Hull

Entry requirements:

Firm: BBC (One B must be in a Science subject)

Insurance: BCC

bertie beecroft2
Bertie Beecroft

Wants to study Psychology at Hull

Entry requirements:

Firm - BBC (One B must be in a Science subject)

Insurance - BCC

Results:

BBC (B in Geography and Maths,

C in Biology)

hillary hall1
Hillary Hall

Wants to study Textiles at Leeds Met University

Entry requirements

Firm – 140 points

Insurance - 120 points

hillary hall2
Hillary Hall

Wants to study Textiles at Leeds Met University

Entry requirements

Firm – 140 points

Insurance - 120 points

Results:

80 points

sheila shelton1
Sheila Shelton

Wants to study Law at St Andrews

Entry requirements

Firm – AAA

Insurance - ABB

sheila shelton2
Sheila Shelton

Wants to study Law at St Andrews

Entry requirements

Firm – AAA

Insurance – ABB

Results:

ABB

jimmy jackson1
Jimmy Jackson

Wants to study History at York St Johns

Entry Requirements

Firm – BCC

Insurance - CCC

jimmy jackson2
Jimmy Jackson

Wants to study History at York St Johns

Entry Requirements

Firm – BCC

Insurance – CCC

Results:

BBB

peter parkes1
Peter Parkes

Wants to study Maths at Oxford

Entry requirements

Firm – AAA

Insurance – ABB

peter parkes2
Peter Parkes

Wants to study Maths at Oxford

Entry requirements

Firm – AAA

Insurance – ABB

Results:

AAB

gertrude greenfield1
Gertrude Greenfield

Wants to study German at Leeds

Entry requirements

Firm - ABC (Minimum requirement of a B in German)

Insurance - BBB

gertrude greenfield2
Gertrude Greenfield

Wants to study German at Leeds

Entry requirements

Firm - ABC (Minimum requirement of a B in German)

Insurance - BBB

Results:

ABB (A in German)

dorothy durband1
Dorothy Durband

Wants to study Applied Biology at Northumbria

Entry requirements

Firm - 160 points

Insurance – 140 points

dorothy durband2
Dorothy Durband

Wants to study Applied Biology at Northumbria

Entry requirements

Firm - 160 points

Insurance – 140 points

Results:

180 points

what other information should inform my decision
What other information should inform my decision?
  • Push Guide
  • Cost of Living
  • Applicant open days
  • League tables
  • Former students
  • Speak to us!
but wait i have changed my mind
But wait.... I have changed my mind
  • If you decide that you would rather defer your place, you will need to discuss this with the universities as soon as possible. This is something that the universities themselves can change if they are able to accommodate the request.
  • Students defer through Apply by choosing the appropriate start date for a future course. Students applying for deferred entry need to be aware that they will still be expected to meet entry requirements by 31 August 2014

Alternatively if you are Year 13 you have the flexibility to come back into Year 14 and reapply for next year.....

practical points results day
Practical points results day
  • Traditional vs. technology?
  • UCAS will crash at some stage...
  • Ring the institution for clarity (Gen studies)
  • Close to a grade boundary
  • Worst case scenario
  • Holidays
  • Ring your parents!
and finally
And finally...

You are not alone...

Please come and see the 6th Form Team or talk to your Tutors if you have any queries

Remember... less places = Disappointment ...we DO NOT want any of you to be included in that figure

Any Questions...?

what is your intention
What is your intention?

Complete the form as accurately as possible.

If you are not sure then provide your current thinking

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Write your ideas down on your paper. Work with the other people on your table.

What do you imagine you will have to do in the first week at university?

how many of these did you write down
How many of these did you write down?
  • Attend Fresher’s Fair.
  • Sign up to a Doctor’s surgery.
  • Attend the Electives Fair and choose Elective modules.
  • Catch the bus to uni.
  • Find out the numbers of local taxi firms.
  • Buy a bus pass (if necessary).
  • Walk around the area surrounding your accommodation.
  • Go and find your lecture theatres!
  • Attend the Student Union societies fair.
  • Spend as much time as possible in communal areas of your accommodation.
  • Sign up for your student card.
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