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Applying to University

At Cobham Hall, we aim to develop girls with the confidence and skills required to go out into the world and follow their dreams. In recent years, all of our students have gone on to Higher Education, either immediately after school or after a Gap Year.

Some remain in the UK, and others look further afield; to Canada, Singapore, Australia, America, China or Continental Europe. Wherever their heart and skills take them, we provide the advice and support needed for a successful university application. This support remains available to the girls, including those who take a Gap Year, until they have started their course and often beyond.

Applying to university within the UK

UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) is responsible for accepting and managing applications to Higher Education courses within the UK.

With its acronyms, dates, deadlines and requirements, university application can seem like a daunting task. Our Head of Sixth Form, along with form tutors and subject teachers mentor our girls from the beginning to the end of the application process, right up until they have secured their university place, and sometimes beyond. Cobham Hall girls are regularly offered a place at their first choice of university, many with unconditional offers.

Girls are guided through the online system and get advice and feedback on personal statements and choosing the right course and university. Careers advice is provided throughout the School via various events, discussions and lessons, and girls are encouraged to explore a variety of career options.

Applying to universities overseas

For some students, studying overseas is their dream, and we have the experience needed to help students complete a successful university application. Whether it’s applying directly for universities and colleges in Asia and Europe, or via the Common Application process for American institutions, support is provided for all options.

As many European universities require applications only once IB results have been announced, our support continues after students have left the School, and in some cases will carry on until they have settled into their new lives beyond Cobham Hall.