Writing your personal statement is one of the most important parts of your UCAS application. It is not an easy process as you need to sell yourself, make yourself stand out from the crowd. Ideally, in addition to good academic grades to support your application, you will have many other interests and achievements to draw upon, such as participation in the Duke of Edinburgh's award scheme, relevant voluntary work experience or sporting success. If you are lacking in these areas, consider starting something new, find voluntary work in your community or school, even if you only do this for a short while.
Your personal statement must be written using good English. Perfect spelling, punctuation and grammar are essential. Ask someone who has experience of proof reading to check your statement, your form tutor will always be able to help. Try to vary your vocabulary but keep your sentences simple. Using flamboyant language makes your statement difficult to read and could put an Admissions Officer off. Do not start every paragraph or sentence with "I" or "In Addition".
Remember that your statement is about you...and you may be asked about it in an interview.
Before you start make sure you read the UCAS Advice on personal statements.
Check out the Entry Profiles of the courses you may be considering and tailor your personal statement to fit them.
Look at the exemplar Personal Statements found on the shared drive at school, or look at these douments for examples of
Please click on any of the links below for more help and advice.