Applications for September 2018
At the University of Birmingham School, our Sixth Form provides outstanding opportunities for students across the West Midlands.
The main application deadline passed on 28 January 2018, but late applications are now open. Please note that UCAS Progress will be down for maintenance on 17 February 2018.
- 9 November 2017 – Sixth Form Open Evening 1
- November 2017 – Applications open on UCAS Progress
- 17 January 2018 – Sixth Form Open Evening 2
- 28 January 2018 – Application Deadline
- Easter 2018 – Initial offers made
- July 2018 – Sixth Form Experience Day
- August 2018 – GCSE Results Day – official offers made
Steps to Applying.
Create an account on this page: www.ucasprogress.com/account/pickaschool. Enter your current School here. If you cannot find it, you may need to enter a variation of your School’s name. Otherwise, select ‘I cannot find my School’ and continue with your account registration.
Once you have created an account, log in, and use this link to find and select A Level courses at the University of Birmingham School, and add them to your ‘Favourites’.
You should select three A Level courses, unless you wish to study Further Mathematics, which you can study as a fourth subject.
Click on the ‘Profile’ tab at the top. Fill in all of your profile details, ensuring you save each section. You will need to include all of the qualifications you are currently studying for, and your predicted grades from your school. This profile will be used in all post-16 applications you make via UCAS Progress.
NB: You do not have to write a Personal Statement or fill in Work History for your application to UoBSchool Sixth Form. These sections will not be considered as part of your application.
Once you have completed all sections in your profile, click on the ‘Applications’ tab. Start a new application, select the courses you want to study.
Fill in any remaining questions (eg medical information). If you have no additional information, write ‘N/A’ in these boxes.
Submit your application.
UCAS Progress will send you an email to let you know if your application is being processed. You may need to check your ‘promotions’ or ‘spam’ folders. Please ensure you continue to check your emails and your messages on UCAS Progress on a regular basis.
What happens once I have submitted my application?
We will send you an acknowledgement in receipt of your application (NB: We acknowledge applications at least weekly during term time.)
If we need to contact you for any further information, we will return your application and message you through UCAS progress. It is essential you check your messages on UCAS Progress on a regular basis.
After 28 January 2018, we will contact your current School for an academic reference. We will make offers, based upon your predicated grades, around Easter 2018.
Applications received after the deadline will only be considered once applications have been processed for those who have applied before 28 January 2018 (applying within the prescribed timescale). This means you will be considered for a place if we have places available after assessing those who have applied on time. Late applications will open on Tuesday 6 February 2018.