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UCAS Information at Llanidloes High School


UCAS ( is the central service responsible for the university admissions process.  At Llanidloes High School, Sixth Formers are supported as much as possible in terms of their degree/university choices. The Sutton Trust Report entitled ‘Degrees of Success’ listed Llanidloes high as the 94th best comprehensive School in the UK in terms of the proportion of HE applicants accepted at Oxbridge.

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UCAS usually goes ‘live’ for each entry cohort in mid-June the year before sixth formers anticipate going to university (e.g. June 2013 for entry in September 2014). 

Early entry deadlines are on October 15th.  This deadline applies to Oxbridge entry as well as courses for Law, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary science.  For some of these courses additional tests shall be required (e.g. BMAT, UKCAT) as part of the entry process.

The main deadline is January 15th for all remaining courses and universities. 


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Once UCAS goes live (See above), Sixth Formers are guided through the processes of writing their UCAS statement and also completing their UCAS entry form.  Usually this starts in mid-June at the end of year 12.

Sixth Formers are usually taken on a residential course at university in June/July of Year 12.  Here they experience university life and participate in a number of workshops.

A parents’ introduction to the UCAS process, which includes invited speakers (past and current pupils and their parents) is usually held during an evening in July.

Throughout summer and until Christmas, individual feedback is given on UCAS personal statements.  Sixth formers should expect to write at least six drafts of their personal statement during this time.

During the autumn term, guidance is given on interviews, and this includes the opportunity for mock interviews with both internal and external interview panels.

Preparation for university continues throughout the spring and summer terms and includes aspects of personal safety, study tips and finances.

In general, university offers shall stipulate (i) desired grades (ii) overall points or (iii) grades in particular subjects with an overall points tariff (see below).


All the post 16 qualifications carry a number of points depending on levels and grades achieved by the individual student. The arrangement for awarding points is shown below.

 AS, A and Vocational GCE levels

 Grade  AS level  A level
  A*          n/a          140
   A          60            120
   B          50            100
   C          40              80
   D          30              60
   E          20              40

Welsh Baccalaureate 120 points

Key Skills (unless already achieved through the Welsh Baccalaureate):

20 points for each level 3 key skill passed
10 points for each level 2 key skill passed

The points gained by a student over the two year period (Years 12 and 13) are totaled and will give him or her access to universities and colleges.


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Examination Results 2017

We are delighted and extremely proud that once again our students have achieved excellent exam results.

A Level: 100% of the year 13 cohort achieve the Level 3 threshold, which is the equivalent of 2 or more A*-E grades,  with 27% gaining 2 or more  A*- A,  94% achieved 2 or more A*-C grades (placing us top in Powys).  Worthy of particular note were 7 students who have 2 or more grade A*/A:  Ffion Williams with 4 A’s, Olivia Jones with 1A* and 3 A’s, Molly Hughes with A*, 2 A’s and B, Sioned Jones A*, 2A’s and C, Lauren Williams 2 A*, 1A, 1B, Amy Hill 2A’s, 1 Distinction*, 1C and William Richards with 2A’s, 2B’s.

There is no doubt that their hard work and dedication, together with the commitment of their teachers and parents who have supported them, has been justly rewarded with these outstanding results. 96% have been successful in gaining a place in their first choice university.

GCSE: We are proud to announce another set of excellent GCSE examination results at Llanidloes High School. Particularly pleasing was the 27.4% of pupils who achieved 5 or more A*-A grades which continues our improving trend from previous years.  English results, unlike the National picture, showed a significant improvement with 83.2% achieving A*- C  grades. 96% of the year group passed the newly graded Welsh Baccalaureate qualification.  76.8% gained level 2 and 67.4% the level 2 inclusive (at least 5 A*-C including English and Maths).

Congratulations go to the pupils who, supported by staff and parents, have put in tremendous effort to achieve results that they should be very proud of. I look forward to welcoming many back to our very successful sixth form, which achieved the best A*-C grades in Powys, and wish others every success in their future.  Thanks must go to the staff, parents, governors and the community who continue to support the school in continuing to provide excellent teaching and learning.

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September 28th 2017, 6.30pm
Year 6 Open Evening

November 16th 2017, 6.30pm
6th Form Open Evening

November 30th 2017, 4.30pm - 7pm
Year 7 Parents' Evening

January 11th 2018, 4.30pm - 7pm
Year 9 Parents' Evening

January 25th 2018, 4.30pm - 7pm
Year 8 Parents' Evening

February 28th 2018, 6.30pm
Year 9 Options Evening

March 8th 2018, 4.30pm - 7pm
Year 11 Parents' Evening

April 12th 2018, 4.30pm - 7pm
Year 10 Parents' Evening

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