Guide to Higher Education


Higher Education Information for Current Students in the Sixth Form

University Application - Supporting Documents

All of our students applying to university will need to produce a strong personal statement. A Leventhorpe Guide is provided with suggested structure and examples. It is important to use these for ideas only and never to copy as UCAS do electronically check personal statements for plagiarism.

For anyone who missed Futures Day or parents who are interested too, this presentation introduces the university applications process including a timeline for applications, an introduction to student finance and hopefully answers a few common questions.

Anyone who has yet to sign up for a UCAS account can follow the step-by-step instructions.

Useful links
Allows students to undertake independent study beyond their A-Levels, to really help their applications stand out.

Provides a diverse range of ways of searching and ranking courses at universities and colleges across the UK, and also an apprenticeship search tool.

Student Finance:
Students and parents will have to complete details on the site during the spring of the year they intend to go to university, which for courses starting in September 2017 would be March/April 2017.

Another useful site to go to for an introduction to the options for student finance is the independent ‘Mythbusting’ article on

If you have any questions please get in touch with Mr Chester, Acting Head of Year 13 and UCAS-Co-ordinator, on

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