The Sixth Form Team take pride in the guidance offered for university applications.

For those that aspire to attend university we offer a wide range of advice and support to ensure all our students make well-informed decisions about university finances, courses, and destinations.

Many students who leave us to further their education at university are first in their families to go. With this in mind, all students are given the opportunity to explore the potential to further their education at university.

Whether students desire to attend a ‘local’ university, have aspiration to study medicine or attend Oxbridge we offer a support programme giving them opportunity to do so.

Our ‘aspire’ programme has proved successful in supporting those determined to attend Russell Group universities, a group ranked as the top in Britain. A dedicated member of the Sixth Form Team mentors ‘aspire’ students to ensure they get the bespoke guidance required to achieve their ambitions.

For parents or students wanting to find out more about university the following link provides a comprehensive guide –

A Parents’ Guide to University

The following outlines the timeline for students in year 12/13 who express interest to further their education at university.

When Event
January Year 12 Year 12 Introduction to UCAS

Guest Speakers from Brighton University

Follow up workshop with Yr11/12 ‘Aspire’ students

Summer School Opportunities

March Year 12 ‘Interested in University’ Group Identified & Applying to University Workshop

Workshop to explain process, identify opportunities to develop personal qualities, traits and achievements desirable for university

March Year 12 UCAS Exhibition Visit & Visit to a University Campus
May Year 12 UCAS Application Window Opens

Students register for application and enter personal details & qualifications

Students link UCAS account to ICC Sixth Form (buzzword)

June Year 12 UCAS Guidance Interviews

Mentors / Subject Teachers / Careers team provide support and guidance with course choices

June Year 12 University Choices & Finance

Brighton University Outreach deliver session to students and parents

June Year 12 Subject References Commence

For those registered with UCAS teachers commence subject references writing

Summer Year 12 University Open Days

Open day visits to the universities are actively encouraged for students to attend

July Year 12 Draft Personal Statement Finalised

Draft personal statements are completed by students for Progress Mentors to check

September Year 13 Personal Statement Finalised

Students complete personal statements and make up to five choices of course/university.

October Year 13 Students finalise UCAS Application – all sections

Students check details are up to date & course choices are finalised

Payment is made by students directly to UCAS

On completion, Progress Mentors will complete school references and upload directly to the UCAS portal

October Year 13 UCAS Deadline for Medical & Oxbridge Applications
December Year 13 UCAS Applications Sent

All applications are sent directly by ICC Sixth Form

January – February Year 13 Students Receive Offers & Invite to Interviews

(Not all University courses interview)

Oxbridge / Medical / NHS applications will require an interview with the University

ICC Sixth Form Offer Mock Preparation for Interviews or Entrance Exam Preparation

February Year 13 Contact From Student Loan Company

If you have ticked the option on the application form to apply for student finance, you will be contacted directly.

Deadline for final submission of student finance is usually in May

March Year 13 Firm / Insurance Choices & Finance Forms

Final decisions about which universities you wish to attend are made.

Students will confirm (CF) which university is first choice and which is insurance (CI) or second choice

August Year 13 Results, Place Confirmation, Clearing

Examination results are published.

Based on your results you will be offered your firm or insurance choice university.

In the unlikely event that you do not achieve either of these choices, you may like to enter ‘Clearing’, a process that offers you the opportunity to go to another university which still has places that are available.

The Sixth Form Team will be available to guide you through this process