Last Friday, the whole of Year 12 started the exciting journey researching the best university and course using the UCAS validated “Centigrade” questionnaire. It is a computer-based programme matching a student’s interests and academic abilities with suitable degree courses. In the UK there are over 370 higher education institutions, offering over 37,000 courses. In addition there are around 1000 courses across Europe taught in English. Over 10,000 courses in Canada are taught in English and 4000 courses in Australia and New Zealand. Centigrade takes them all into account.
All students will get a personalised report which prioritises their top course areas, course information, a research/action plan, an Open Day checklist and finally a Personal Statement writer. Their tutors will support them along the way and copies of reports will be sent to all parents.