Welcome to the University Advice Service

Which subjects should I take at A level? Do I need to improve my existing grades? What extra-curricular activities should I be considering?

Our Higher Education Adviser, Joel Roderick, has over fifteen years’ experience answering such questions and helping students decide upon and secure places at a wide range of universities in the UK, the US and other parts of the world. He will guide and help you through each stage of the process.

Note that our tutors do not “predict” a student’s grade for UCAS on the basis of assessed assignments, because they do not know the conditions under which assignments have been prepared. They will be happy however to indicate the grade level at which they believe a student has been working.

Our Support Services

  • Initial Consultation

    This involves a wide-ranging assessment of your aims, strengths and background which can help you decide on your best choice of A level.
    The initial consultation will help you move forward in your studies with a clear goal in mind. It will also ensure that you, your family and our academic and support staff are able to work together effectively to realise your ambitions.

    Initial Consultation
  • Follow up consultation

    During this session - which is usually held at the end of your first year- the merits of various institutions and courses will be considered with a view to narrowing down your University choices. A variety of strategies will be discussed, including travel plans, visits to open days, work experience and further reading. This ensures that you will be able to make the strongest possible application when the time comes.

    Follow Up Consultation
  • University Application

    Our Adviser provides comprehensive, step-by-step support to finalise your University application and ensure it presents you in the best possible light. Detailed guidance is provided on how to frame and write the personal statement.

    The objective is to present the clearest possible picture of your aptitudes, qualifications and experience on your University application.

    University Application Support
  • Clearing Support

    Should you fail to get the grades you require to secure a place on one of your chosen degree courses all is not lost: timely intervention and communication with the target university can often ensure that a place is secured- even if your grades do not quite meet the offer.

    Our Higher Education Adviser is on hand throughout Clearing to guide and support students through what can otherwise be a stressful and dispiriting process.

    Clearing Support