Higher Education

Supporting university applications

We provide substantial support for those applying to the most competitive courses, including Oxbridge and Medicine, using the SCHOLA system resources. We are part of the New College, Oxford Step Up programme and the Christ Church College, Oxford Horizons Programme. In addition, individual departments offer specialist help on how to tackle the entrance exams and on writing compelling personal statements. We also take part in St Olave’s grammar school interview preparation day in November each year.  

We have a Sixth Form Learning Mentor dedicated to the UCAS process, offering application advice, personal statement feedback, and general administrative support.  We have a rigorous UCAS programme to inform students of the standard universities expect and ensure they submit high quality applications before the deadline. 

What is UCAS?

In Year 13 students will be deciding the route they want to take once they have completed their A Levels. For many of our students that route is university. This means they have to complete a UCAS application. UCAS is the University and College Admissions Service. Although this can feel like a stressful time for both students and their families, there is a lot of help and support provided both by the Academy and UCAS itself.


What When
Complete the first draft of the personal statement Monday 1 June 2020
Deadline for personal statements for Oxbridge/medicine/dentistry/veterinary Friday 2 October 2020
Deadline for all other statements Monday 2 November 2020
Deadline for Oxbridge applications Wednesday 14 October 2020
Wren deadline for all other applications Friday 16 November 2020


If you need to contact us about the UCAS process please email one of the following people: 

Head of Year 12:

Head of Year 13: 

Ms Cornejo - Gutierrez - oriana.cornejogutierrez@wrenacademy.org

Director of Sixth Form: