GUIDELINES : UK UNIVERSITY APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR STUDENTS LEAVING THE LYCEE IN PREMIERE

If you are leaving the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in 1e but still want to apply to a UK university, the Lycée will not process your application but will supply you with references and predicted grades if you have completed a minimum of 2 terms of 1e.
In all cases you will need to apply to UK universities through UCAS but as an independent candidate unless your new school will process your application for you. This is not complicated, but you need to pay attention to the guidelines on the UCAS site and respect the deadlines given on the site.
- Before you leave the Lycée  
•    Request References and Predicted Grades
•    Ensure that you request references from your teachers in the normal way. The documents will be distributed by the CIO Assistant in April.
•    Draft your personal statement and review with your English teacher.
•    Get the Lycee Buzzword.
If you are leaving the school before the end of the second term, you will need to get your references and predicted grades from your new school teachers, as the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle will not have enough information on you to determine a realistic prediction.

- Over the summer
Research and fine tune your university and course choices.
•   In your new school at the Rentrée in September
Check if they have a process for you to follow. If not then register on the UCAS site as an Independent Candidate.

UCAS registration & Lycée Charles de Gaulle reference request
Contact the CIO with your request for a reference (contact details are on the website). Once we have agreed to supply you with a reference you will need to:

•    Go to the 'Options' section of your UCAS application and
•    Click 'Ask a registered school, college or organisation to write your reference only'.

- This means that the Lycée can write a reference for you but won't be involved in the rest of your application.
- Once the Lycée has completed the reference, a red tick will be displayed next to the 'Reference' section in the left-hand navigation column

•    You will then need to pay for your application, following the guidelines in Apply and submit the application yourself. You can send your application of according to your own timetable
•    Please go to the UCAS site and read the FAQs and instructions carefully.

If you do want us to supply references and you need to let us know as soon as possible.  In the weeks leading up to the deadlines, the Lycée’s priority is the current students.

The UCAS site provides excellent guidelines on personal statement writing and course choice and there are many other useful sites on-line.
Good luck with your decisions and applications!   
 
GUIDELINES: FOR PAST LYCEE STUDENTS CHANGING UK DEGREE COURSES
If you are thinking about changing university, you need to be sure about what is going to be different next time and why you think it will be better. The first term anywhere new is always a challenge. Ask yourself, have you worked out precisely what it is that troubling you - the course, the culture, the other students, adapting to a more independent way of working etc? Have you spoken to your tutor? Have you spoken to your university careers department? Have you considered changing courses at the same university?
If you have done all the above but you still decide to go ahead and to re-apply elsewhere, you need to register on the UCAS system as an independent candidate. This means that the Lycée will not be responsible for sending your application to UCAS; you will do this yourself when you are ready.


References: The Lycée can supply the same references as were submitted the previous year. If you left the school over 1 year ago, it is unlikely that we will be able to help and you will probably need to choose another referee .If you do want us to supply references and you need to let us know as soon as possible. In the weeks leading up to the deadlines, the Lycée’s priority is the current students.
UCAS registration & Lycée reference request.


 Contact the CIO with your request. Once we have agreed to supply you with a reference you will need to:

- Go to the 'Options' section of your UCAS application.

- Click 'Ask a registered school, college or organisation to write your reference only'.

This means that the Lycée can write a reference for you but we won't be involved in the rest of your application.

•    Once the Lycée has completed the reference, a red tick will be displayed next to the 'Reference' section in the left-hand navigation column
•    You will then need to pay for your application, following the guidelines in Apply and submit the application yourself.
•    Please click on this link and read the FAQs and instructions carefully.


Application advice:
Unless your application was a post-results application agreed prior to you leaving the school or there are extenuating circumstances, the CIO cannot provide personal statement or other application advice. Our priority has to be the current students and resources are limited.
The UCAS site provides excellent guidelines on personal statement writing and course choice and there are many other useful sites on-line.
We would advise however that when explaining your change of university and/or subject that you focus on the positives, and do not complain about the course or university you originally chose.
Good luck with your decisions and applications!
 

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