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University Preparation


Preparation Lectures

To help you prepare for studying at university we run a series of Higher Education preparation lectures right through both the Lower and Upper Sixth.  These are run by both in-house and external speakers and recent topics have included: what kind of learner are you, business enrichment, giving back to society, mastering your elevator pitch, time management, safe drive stay alive and Life at Tatler.  

Higher Education Programme

The majority of leavers from St George’s go onto Higher Education, usually a university degree, before starting work.  The Higher Education programme runs weekly and gives advice on choosing the right university and making the best use of available information.  Following a programme of general advice and information, girls are allocated a Higher Education Advisor who guides them through the UCAS application process.

We arrange visits several times a year to Higher Education Fairs, which offer talks on a variety of topics and provide an opportunity to collect information and prospectuses from universities.  It is important that you can offer universities evidence of extra-curricular activities such as sport, music or Young Enterprise, work experience and development of transferable skills such as team work and leadership.  You are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities at school as well as undertaking relevant work experience and community service before submitting a UCAS form.

Some courses require extra preparation for example:

Medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine/science – applicants must undertake extensive work experience.

Education (primary phases) – applicants must undertake a programme of work experience in a state school.

Art – Art College applicants often take a foundation course in art and should discuss their application with the Director of Art, available by clicking here.

Oxbridge – please click here for information about applying to Oxford and Cambridge

Studying abroad – please click here for information about applying to US universities.  To apply for other non-UK applications please click here

End of Lower Sixth we run a UCAS preparation week.  All girls register on the UCAS website and learn how to write their personal statements.  An admissions tutor from King’s College, London gives workshops on the UCAS application process and we also visit a UCAS Fair where many universities are represented.

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