How to Apply

  • You apply online through UCAS Progress –
  • You need a login to use UCAS Progress Apply. This will be given out in school for SGS students. If you are an external student, check with your current school.
  • Use the UCAS Progress step-by-step guide to apply. If you have any difficulties with your application see Mrs Lane during your Life Skills lesson if an SGS student or your school careers adviser if an external student.
  • After you have submitted your application, SGS will process it. We will reply to you through UCAS Progress Apply, so check your application dashboard regularly.
  • We will invite you to an interview – take a look at the interview tips on UCAS Progress beforehand.
  • Make sure you keep your email address up-to-date so you can get alerts when you have updates or messages about your application.
  • Students who apply to SGS and are external to our school will receive a golden ticket. Keep this save as you can use it as a queue jumper to enrol quickly with us on GCSE results day if you decide to attend our Sixth Form. 

UCAS Progress: Step-by-step guide





Monday 1st October

Applications – Open

Thursday 8th November (6:30 – 8:00pm)

Sixth Form Information Evening

Monday 7th January

Applications – Closed (Internal SGS deadline)

Monday 21st January*

Sixth Form Interviews – Start (SGS)

Saturday 26th January

Sixth Form Interviews (Externals)

Friday 1st March*

Sixth Form Interviews – Close (SGS)

Thursday 11th July (7:00am – 8:00pm)

Yr11 into Yr12 Transition Evening

Friday 12th July

Yr12 Taster Day

Thursday 22nd August (10:00am – 14:00pm)

GCSE Results Day

Enrolment meetings:

SGS: 10:00 – 12:00 plus Externals with golden tickets

Externals: 12:30 – 14:00

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