University preparation


The UCAS process at Channing starts in Year 12, with a full programme of visiting Admissions Tutors, expert speakers and tutor group conversations, beginning the process of matching your degree aspirations with the ideal university. We will provide the tools to help you craft a compelling personal statement, before your process of drafting and redrafting begins. In Year 13, with the support and guidance of your personal Tutors and Heads of Department, you will be ready to submit your application, after a final support meeting with Mrs Elliott.


If your university sights have been set on Oxford or Cambridge, or a special application (including Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or Dentistry), you will receive the expert advice and support of Mrs Kennedy and her specialist mentor team of teachers, alumnae, parents and other expert advisors, in order to give you the best possible chance of securing an interview and ultimately, the offer of a place.


More students are now considering studying in the USA and Canada. The breadth of subjects, alongside the flexibility in the Liberal Arts programme, makes studying overseas very attractive. Specialist presentations, workshops and guidance on essays as well as applications are available at Channing with students going on to study at a range of schools and colleges across North America.