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Applying to University

Applying to University

Crompton House School has high expectations for all its students and provides them with a range of support to help them progress to the university that best suits their talents and aspirations.

Events to prepare for University

Autumn Year 12 – Careers Day

Students have a one-day conference to get them thinking about their path after A Levels. This includes a talk from a motivational speaker, sessions on how to use the UCAS website to search and learn about courses, a talk from a University Admissions Tutor on Making the Most of Year 12, an introduction to the EPQ and a careers fair with over 30 exhibitors.


Summer Year 12 – Higher Education Days

This is a two day conference designed to prepare students for their UCAS application. (There is also a different route for students who are applying to apprenticeships who will have a mock interview and interview training, write a CV, have talks from KPG, PWC, ) Over the two days the students have a variety of talks and sessions including:

  • An Introduction to UCAS – Edge Hill University
  • Student Finance – Liverpool University
  • Degree Apprenticeships – Manchester Metropolitan University
  • How to Write a Personal Statement – Leeds Beckett University
  • Partners Program – Newcastle University
  • Filling in your personal details & searching for courses on UCAS
  • Completing the first draft of your personal statement

There is a second pathway for students who are applying for apprenticeships only. They have talks and sessions over the two days including:

  • Apprenticeship program at PwC
  • Apprenticeship program at LMI Logistics
  • HNCs and HNDs at UCEN
  • Completing a CV
  • Completing an application form
  • Mock interview from Positive Steps and interview training

Autumn Year 13 – UCAS Completion

September         Students applying to Oxbridge, medicine, dentistry and veterinarian science complete their application.

October              Students applying for all other courses complete their application by the October half term.

November          Mock interviews for students who are applying for completive universities.


Spring Year 13 – Deciding on a University

Students make their firm and conditional choices to their chosen universities.


As an affiliated Woodard School , Crompton House students have access to the Woodard University of Oxford Masterclass courses which aims to prepare students for the application process to Oxford and Cambridge Universities.