Acland Burghley School

LaSWAP - the Sixth Form of Choice

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This is the crucial term for UCAS, and students planning to go to university in 2021 should have registered on UCAS Apply & completed the admin sections over last term and the summer.  If they haven’t already, students will now need to decide where they want to go and what they want to study.  

Students should ensure they have a UCAS Hub account ( so they can take part in live virtual events. 

I also recommend students sign up to updates from
UniTasterDays has brilliant online listings and unis are running new events every day on a huge range of topics 

September - November Virtual Subject Exhibitons:

 Students should register here for the subject/s they are interested in 

  • Business, law, and finance – 30 September
    Biological and physical sciences – 16 October
    Social sciences, humanities, and teaching – 23-24 October
    Maths, engineering, and computing – 2-3 November
    Creative subjects – 13-14 November  

Upcoming UCAS deadlines

  • 1 October – applications for music courses at Conservatoires 
  • 15 October – applications for Oxbridge, medicine, dentistry & Veterinary. If you are considering an application in any of these areas, get in touch with Ms Stanley ASAP. 

Please get in touch with Ms Stanley if you have any UCAS/HE/pathways questions. 

UCAS Application Support

You can also view our YouTube channel.

If you are interested in joining LaSWAP - contact us by visiting the LaSWAP website.

Higher Education Advice and Guidance in the Sixth Form

There are various events during Y12, alongside developmental individual guidance, to help prepare students for making informed and realistic Higher Education decisions in the autumn term.

Academics from over 40 universities are invited to LaSWAP in June to talk about what their subject involves at degree level. Representatives from other organisations (e.g. taking a gap year, jobs in finance, studying abroad and hearing from ex-LaSWAP students about their experiences) also attend. This complements the annual UCAS Higher Convention at Olympia in April, where students can talk more generally to universities from all over the United Kingdom and beyond about what they offer.

LaSWAP also runs an extensive programme of university visits in June and July at the end of year 12. In 2013 we visited Brunel, King's, Queen Mary and Sussex for tailor made LaSWAP visits and also Leeds university open day. In previous years we have also visited Nottingham and Manchester for similar open days.

In addition every year there are trips to both Oxford and Cambridge universities.

 Director of Sixth Form for Acland Burghley

Anna Rimington | | 020 7485 8515 ext. 3053

Pathways and Progress Leader

Laura Stanley |  07765 412 977

Plesae contact Laura Stanley Monday-Thursday with any queries regarding post-18, Higher Education, UCAS or Pathways.