UK Update – IBSCA Conference, London

– More places now for top students, lots of competition between institutions

– Guardian rankings are based on quality of teaching

– Look at National Student Survey

– Demographics – student numbers on way down

– Birmingham has started unconditional offers – Nottingham and Reading too

– You can apply through Clearing after you have your results

– IB is trusted as no grade inflation and inter-disciplinary – lower offers at UEA and timing of results is good.

– UCAS is considering ranking schools by accuracy of result prediction

– UK -unis like info on school in opening paragraph to set the context

– NEGOTIATE if offers too high…

– Summer schools at UEA

Terminale Students in UCAS

A reminder from UCAS –



Once we have received all decisions by universities and colleges, we will email the applicant to ask them to look at Track.

There is no single date for all applicants. The deadline for replying is displayed in Track – this will depend on the applicant’s circumstances, such as when the last decision was made.

View a list of main deadlines and reply dates here.

They reply to each offer with one of the following responses:

Firm acceptance – The firm acceptance is the applicant’s first choice. Applicants can have only one firm acceptance.

Insurance acceptance – An applicant can accept an offer as an insurance choice if their firm choice is a conditional offer. An insurance choice can act as a useful back-up to their firm choice. They should be aware that an insurance acceptance becomes a firm acceptance if their original firm choice is not confirmed.

Decline – An applicant must decline all other offers. If they decline all offers received without selecting a firm acceptance, they will then become eligible for Extra or Clearing.