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Coombes Sixth Form

Your Future

Information and guidance

We believe that good careers guidance is essential for our young people.  We work in partnership with local employers and other education and training providers to ensure that our provision provides our students with direct and motivating information about the world of work to inform decisions about future education and training options.

The University and Colleges Application System (UCAS)


UCAS is the central system through which all student applications are made to UK universities.

The UCAS website will provide you with access to important UCAS information.


Futures Planning Parents' Information Evening

how the ucas process works at coombe 

  • Students decide on their degree course /s and preferred universities.
  • They complete an online UCAS application, including their ‘Personal Statement’.
  • The school completes the application by completing a reference which includes the student’s predicted grades and submits the form electronically to UCAS.
  • Universities then make conditional offers of places to students, usually from November onwards.
  • UCAS Extra can act as a useful 'insurance' for some students. This allows students who have either been rejected from all of their options or who have rejected all of their choices to make further applications at the end of the cycle.  Please be aware that students can opt to use this process without discussion or being authorised by the school. 

Read more about the UCAS process

KEY dates in the UCAS process 

Please note that the school deadlines are in advance of the official UCAS deadlines.  This is to allow sufficient time to ensure that each application is of the highest possible standard.

Applications for early entrants ( Medicine, Veterinary Science and Oxbridge): UCAS Deadline 28th september 2018

Applications for all other entrants: UCAS deadline 18th January 2019

Completed application submitted by student: 19th October 2018

Please note that whilst we will still process applications received after these deadlines, we cannot guarantee to submit them by the UCAS final deadline.


The 16-19 Bursary Fund is paid by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) to Schools and Colleges so that they may provide financial help to students whose access to or completion of education might be inhibited by financial consideration.

- Students wishing to claim from the 16 – 19 Bursary Fund will fall into two categories. It is extremely important that you decide at this stage which of the two categories are likely to apply to you.

- Students who believe that they are eligible must apply by Friday 14th September 2018 and must also supply the required evidence to support the application.

Students who are eligible and who meet the requirements of the funding will receive five half - termly payments over the course of the Academic Year, subject to meeting the conditions for study and conduct detailed in the Coombe Sixth Form Learner Agreement.

You must read the document below carefully to ensure that you fully understand the requirements of the Bursary Fund and that do not miss important application deadlines which are non-negotiable.



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