UCAS Subject Reference: Statement from Subject Teachers
· Deadline: OxBridge, Medicine & Dentistry Students - 15/09/17 (click here for a list)
· Deadline: All other students - 30/09/17
· Location to save ref: CRL>Pastoral>Sixth Form>Staff> Yr13_UCAS_Subject Refs>Student Name
· Title Your Reference: [student name]_[Subject]_[teacher code] e.g. Jabed_Psych_SZA
· Guidance: page 2 of this document, the CRL or speak to any of the 6th form team
Attendance & Punctuality in your subject: Good, Satisfactory, Poor
Final AS Grade
Enter X in this box if this AS grade resulted from a mock AS Exam & not a Public Exam
Predicted Grade at the end of your course
NOTE: UCAS grade predictions will have no bearing on your Academic Review Predictions and are typically one grade above what the student achieved at AS. If there is a big discrepancy between the students’ AS grades and your A Level prediction please explain reasons for this in your reference. Especially if this resulted from better performance in one unit over another. This is extremely important in ensuring your prediction is seen as credible by the university admissions team.
· Write in the third person. For example “John is excellent at . . .”
· Use subject specific language, especially where a student is applying for your subject at university.
· Where possible mention exceptional pieces of work/efforts & evidence your comments.
· Consider the attributes & skills you would like a prospective student to have & refer to these
· Write between 120 – 200 words in order to ensure a high quality
Potential points to include in your paragraph
Paragraph to be inserted into UCAS reference
Your paragraph will be copied & pasted into the final reference by the student’s tutor who will write a character reference and an introductory paragraph.
a) Level of knowledge/particular topic(s) the student excelled at
b) Particular skills the student gained/excelled at
c) How well have they progressed over the course of the year
d) Extracurricular/voluntary work related to subject – this could include help at open evenings.
e) Evidence/examples to show this student went beyond the requirements of the course.
f) Suitability to university based study/specific course (if known).
g) Explanation of any grade discrepancies
EXAMPLE SUBJECT REFERENCES
Government & Politics student applying for a degree in…
In Government & Politics Jabed has been able to display the characteristics of a student who is capable of doing well. He is able to think abstractly and has developed excellent analytical skills. During the course of A level study Jabed has shown through his written assignments that he has developed a critical awareness of the nature of politics and the relationship of political ideas, institutions and processes. Jabed has always shown an eagerness to learn particularly with the most challenging elements of the course in the study of political theory. Jabed has...