Universities and UCAS

All Westminster Academy Sixth Formers are fully supported through the exciting process of make university applications. Applications to universities in the UK and internationally are coordinated by the Careers and UCAS Lead, Jane Arneil, with the support of our OxNet Coordinator and Sixth Form team. We aim to ensure students are provided with the information needed to make informed decisions about their future. 

Guidance and support

Students are guided through the university application process through a programme of workshops, university visits and individual guidance: 

  • Sixth FormPersonal Statement talks and workshops
  • Course choice guidance
  • University choice guidance
  • UCAS Discovery and university visits
  • Unifrog and the UCAS undergraduate search tool are used to help research course and university options
  • Overseas applicants have access to resources on both Unifrog and BridgeU

Oxbridge and Medicine

  • Comprehensive support from the OxNet Coordinator
  • Support preparing for entrance exams and interviews
  • Medical outreach programmes

We support all students to make competitive applications through:

  • Dare to Know speaker programme
  • Work experience and workplace visit opportunities 
  • Clubs and Societies
  • Mentoring programmes

International Applications

Each year a small number of Westminster Academy students apply to the US, Canada and universities across Europe. Guidance and support for these applications is available. Our School Profile can be seen here.

Timelines and deadlines

Year group Activity Time
Year 12 UCAS Discovery visit Summer terms
  University visits Throughout the year
  Introduction to UCAS Summer terms
  Guidance on how to make a competitive application Summer terms
Year 13 Support with UCAS application, personal statement, university and course choice Autumn terms
  Oxbridge and Medicine applications completed by early October External deadline 15th October
  All other UK applications completed by end of term 2 External deadline 31st January
  US and international applicant guidance and support Deadlines vary
  IB Results Day support 6th July


WA students take up places on diverse, fascinating courses at a variety of universities. In 2023 these included midwifery, mathematics and philosophy, aerospace engineering and games art. A summary of student destinations can be found here.  

2023 university destinations map only