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Getting ready for University

19th June 2020

Year 13 Important Information -   Clearing and Clearing Plus

Clearing plus will open on July 6th and at this stage this is only for unplaced students. It is for students who have received no offers and those who have changed their mind and asked to go into clearing.

Clearing plus will be tailored made for students. Universities will be able to select the courses they are going to run, give their entry criteria and students will then be sign posted to these courses.

Students will then need to go onto TRACK and the courses will come up that meet their criteria.

Results Day

Confirmation of your University Place will go live at 8 am on Thursday 13th August. Clearing will open at 3 pm.

If you have met or exceeded your offer you can apply for Adjustment and change to a different University or course if there are still places.

If you wish to defer until 2021 you must talk to the University that you have chosen as you might not be able to defer on some courses.

On results day there will be plenty of opportunity to talk to clearing via telephone, live chats etc.

Exam Results

Grades awarded this year are through examination boards the same as usual. Also as always Universities will use the awarded grades together with the potential of what students might achieve on their course and this information is taken from personal statements.

Good Luck Everyone

Mrs S Lewis


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Year 12 Important Information from UCAS and Coleg Gwent


1.UCAT tests are still running in September but dates and arrangements yet to be confirmed.

2. Deadline for Oxford, Cambridge , Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science and Conservatoires is still going to be 15th October . There will a huge emphasis on admissions / aptitude tests .

Coleg Gwent

1.At the end of May the portal will go live with the “buzzword” for UCAS so that you can register.

2. The June 23rd event will now be a virtual event .

3. There will be Tutor support in September for discussing University choices and personal statements .

4. Coleg Gwent will be liaising with schools and AS subject teachers to assist in the process of University references.


Useful websites for Year 12 and 13 students

Here is information and links to websites that should help Year 12 students  to think about what you might want to study at university, as well as 'bridging' activities for Year 13s who plan to start a course this year.


This site has a number of exciting resources developed by Universities, Colleges and organisations so you can learn at your own pace. These include online lectures, master classes and tutorials. They also include information about university life.

The Brilliant Club

Here you will find a variety of resources from The Brilliant Club’s programmes, designed to support pupils.


Unsure about a course, university or student life? This is the official site for all university applications.

The booklet below also has an excellent range of resources and links for Year 13s.

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