UCAS is the UK central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to higher education. (Most courses are part of this system, although some Art and Design courses still ask students to apply to them directly).

    We ensure that the students are guided through the process. We look at why students should progress onto Higher Education, the process of applying and finally help them to decide which institution offers them the best opportunities for their future.

    This process begins in the Spring term of Year 12 and is completed by the Spring term of Year 13. During this time students have presentations from specialist speakers who are able to give them detailed and up to date information and advice. We also hold a Higher Education evening in April for parents and students where more advice and support is given.

    Please click here for a presentation on the UCAS procedure at Harlington and here for a presentation aimed at parents. This presentation can also be viewed in the form of a video.

    Click here to read some guidelines on how to apply to UCAS online. 

    UCAs parents' evening presentation 

    ucas research resources

    Access UCAS directly here;

    University Open Events

    For a list of University Open Days click here.


    Key websites for students and parents to access are:

    The Medicspot Innovation Grant awards £500 to UK students going on to study a degree related to health, medicine, nursing or life sciences. Applications must be submitted online by 31 March each year. More information: www.medicspot.co.uk/grant

    Possible grant from the connolly foundation 

    connolly foundation main award application form

    connolly foundation discretionary award application form