Performers College Ucas Personal Statement

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Most sixth form and college application forms include a section where you write something about yourself. It could just be a few lines or, more scarily, a large empty space with no word limit.

This is often the first time you’ve ever been asked to ‘sell’ yourself so it can seem a bit daunting.

But don’t worry – it’s the same for everyone applying and in most cases it’s just information so the college can get to know you a little before you start.

So what should you include?

It’s really not too difficult to work out. Follow these simple tips and everything should be fine.

Do your research

You’ll almost certainly need to explain why you want to attend that college.

Find out about the college’s facilities and courses. Think about why you want to attend. Is it the courses it offers? Does it have a great reputation for sport or drama? Maybe it has an excellent academic reputation and strong exam results.

Think about life after college

Most college application forms will ask something about your career or uni intentions.

You may know exactly want you want to do after college – if so, fine. But you may have no idea of your uni or career path, just a broad sense of the subjects you really like and others you don’t get on with at all. This is probably all you need at this point.

If you do have a clear idea of your future, now is a great time to check whether or not your ambitions are still relevant, realistic and achievable.

Do exactly what the form asks

Read the wording carefully. What exactly does it ask you to do? Is there guidance on what information to include? Is there a word limit?

Make sure everything is done exactly as requested.

Don't feel you have to include loads of detail

No one expects you to have travelled the world, done masses of voluntary work and excelled at football, ballet and chess. But if you do participate in any organisations or sports it’s worth mentioning.

Check spelling and grammar

This is not a good place to make these kinds of errors. Although the college is likely to be forgiving it’s better to read your form through a few times for errors (they’re so easy to make). If spelling and grammar aren’t your strong points, maybe get someone else to check for you?


Article by The Learn Ranger on Wednesday 22 November 2017

We hope our collection of UCAS Drama personal statements provides inspiration for writing your own. Please do not plagiarise them in any way, or UCAS will penalise your application. Our Personal Statement Editing & Review Services are available if you feel you need a little extra help.

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Education/Drama Personal Statement (Oxbridge)

"I shall have poetry in my life. And adventure. Unbiddable, ungovernable, like a riot in the heart, come ruin or rapture." Perhaps one should not begin with the words of another when presenting oneself, but as an actress, utilising the words of others is something that has become second nature...

A wise man once said “…how dreadful knowledge of the truth can be, when there’s no help in truth.” I think, out of all thoughtful things one can think about, this quotes is unique description of what the depth of Drama and the Performing Arts can do for people...

Drama Personal Statement

I'm now in my third year at Fakenham College looking for that secluded grade. I've completed an A-Level in drama with amazing grades in performances and coursework. I am studying chemistry and biology at A-Level...

Drama Personal Statement

Drama has been a subject that has greatly influenced me both personally and academically. I have found that through drama, I have been able to free my mind and my heart. It has helped me to grow as a person and, through acting and character work, I have been able to understand emotions and states of mind more clearly...

Drama Personal Statement

A wise man once said "how dreadful knowledge of the truth can be, when there's no help in truth." I think, out of all thoughtful things one can think about, this quotes is unique description of what the depth of Drama and the Performing Arts can do for people...

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt” (Measure for Measure, I, IV) Here Shakespeare verbalises the overwhelming necessity of losing your inhibitions and daring to achieve, that have aided my open mind, confident demeanour and positive outlook, enabling me to overcome challenges such as The Duke of Edinburgh Award Silver expedition...

The stage is a very intoxicating mixture to me, the bright lights, the new character and a audience to amaze, all these parts of drama even as a little girl I found exciting. I would go to theatre's and see play's and just dream of being apart of that some day, Drama inspired me to succeed in my education and has been a passion of mine for many years...

Drama Personal Statement

I am currently studying a Btec National Diploma in Performing Arts at Stourbridge College. Drama has been a subject which I have always taken great interest in, the bright lights, the audience and of course, the theory of drama...

English and Drama Personal Statement

Drama has been a huge impact on my life; it has given me confidence that I did not have and new experiences I have drawn from it. I really enjoy everything about this subject; from the coursework, watching and analysing plays to performing them and then inventing something/someone I have had no experience being before...

I've always found there to be something special about the theatre, the smell of it, the coldb before a rehearsal or performance, the heat during, that sparkling possibility of building a whole world on top of bare boards...

Drama Personal Statement

Ever since I can remember, one of my family's favorite and most special pass times was to go out and watch a play. Each time, I was amazed by the experience and the actors and wished to be like them one day...

Give myself completely to the moment. Surrender myself to my deepest emotion. Lose myself into a character alien to that of mine. Escape from realism that occurs around me. Create my own intense, unrealistic setting but yet with such a profound truth and honesty...

Contemporary Arts and Music Personal Statement

Like sparkling prisms, contemporary artistic expressions have been significantly arising in multifaceted forms. In fact, we have been constantly under several simultaneous stimuli nowadays and as a result it seems our perception is increasingly getting used to this pattern...

Theatre Studies Personal Statement

It was reading Antony Sher's 'Year of the King' that convinced me that my love of theatre was more than a hobby. Learning how Sher immersed himself so fully in a role that he could see Richard III in everything opened my eyes to the potential in every character...

Drama Personal Statement

When I was younger, the last thing I ever thought I would want to do was study or work in drama and theatre. I was shy and introverted for most of my life, so the idea of standing in front of a group of people and willingly making myself vulnerable to them was terrifying...

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