21 Jun This time it’s personal
Time and time again schools tell us that what Year 12s struggle with most, when writing their personal statements for UCAS applications, is evidencing their skills and qualities. They might have their academic requirements all sorted but how can they stand out from the crowd?
How do they relate their experience and achievements with the courses they are applying for?
If they don’t have enough experience or evidence to demonstrate why they are the suited to a course how do they go about gaining new skills and improving their chances?
Start is the perfect resource to help students to become more self aware. They can also consider their suitability for courses and start thinking about any skills gaps they might have. We’ve created this simple free resource for schools to use alongside Start to ensure that Year 12s utilise the most useful features of the platform for personal statement planning.
After completing their profile, students will think about their skills, qualities and strengths as well as supporting evidence and write a draft statement. They will also identify any areas they need to improve based on course requirements, and compete a ‘Summer Action Plan’ ensuing they are ready to write their statement in time for the UCAS deadline.
Introduce Start and encourage students to use the resource during form times and over the summer.
Download: Personal Statement Planning Resource