Students choose which universities to apply to during the A level years. Sunmarke’s Career Counsellor provides ample resources and guidance about universities and other institutions of higher education.
All students apply to university before their A levels and typically apply to a maximum of five universities. Some university departments still call applicants to interview before deciding whether or not to offer a place conditional upon A level grades, but most universities nowadays base their decisions solely on the UCAS form. It is also possible to apply to university after the A level.
Applicants to Oxford University may be required to submit written work and/or take a written test. After interview, applicants may be offered a place conditional upon A level grades. Cambridge candidates, too, may have to submit written work prior to interview: after being interviewed, a candidate may be offered a place conditional upon his performance in A level. Full details of all these arrangements are to be found in the Oxford Undergraduate Prospectus and the Cambridge Admissions Prospectus.