The summer break is a great time to start thinking about planning your personal statement. There are lots of web sites that offer help but the best place to begin is on the UCAS page.
The UCAS personal statement word limit is 47 lines (or 4000 characters) to ‘sell’ yourself to your prospective universities. This is your chance to introduce yourself and personalise your application, whilst also demonstrating your passion for the chosen course.
UCAS have a person statement tool that takes you through the process and helps you gather your information. Have a look HERE and give it a try.
There are a few very important rules when writing your personal statement:
Be prepared - don't wait until the last minute as you may need to redraft a couple of times.
Be honest - your personal statement will be used if you are asked for an interview.
DO NOT COPY - be original, its your personal statement and should be about you.
The FLC has a dedicated UCAS notice board with up to date information on application dead lines. There are also several books you can use to help you with your application.
Each week I will place a photo on the blog homepage. Have a guess at where you think it is by using the contact form above the photo. Include as much detail as possible to increase your chance of winning. Make sure to include your tutor group in the message.
Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends? And what about love? But what neither Grace nor Tippi realises is that a heart-wrenching decision lies ahead. A decision that could tear them apart. One that will change their lives even more than they ever imagined.
The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards. Often described by authors and illustrators as 'the one they want to win' - they are the gold standard in children's literature.
The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.
The award this year will be announced on Monday 20th June 2016 at a ceremony being held at the British Library.
The FLC has a copy of each of this years shortlisted books. Why not borrow one and see what you think.