What is Centigrade?

Centigrade is a 30 minute, online questionnaire that helps young people make the right decision about higher education. It accesses the full UCAS database for the UK to give instant feedback on which courses would suit them best.

Studies have shown that sixth formers who do the most research into Higher Education are the most likely to complete Higher Education. But with thousands of courses on offer in the UK, guiding young people onto the right course can be complex. Centigrade works out which courses best suit their interests, abilities and qualifications.


How does it work?

Centigrade asks students:

  • 150 questions about what they do and don't like
  • What their current academic level is
  • Which courses they are taking or planning to take

When they have answered all the questions, they receive instant feedback on courses – both single and combined – that are likely to suit them. This may challenge their existing ideas and will also open their eyes to courses they may not have considered. Centigrade also lets students see in advance what their options are if they do better than expected, or not as well.

What does it cost?

Centigrade costs as little as £15 per license.

Centigrade Online
£15

  • Online Questionnaire
  • Instant Online Results
  • High Speed Course Search
  • UK UCAS New World Course Data
  • CAO Irish Course Data
  • EU Courses Taught in English
  • Export Student Shortlists
  • Full Access to MySchool Staff Portal
  • Able to View Students List of Shortlisted Courses
  • Pause Function to Control the Stages a Student can Access
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Centigrade Plus
£20

  • All of the above, plus:
  • Online Questionnaire
  • Instant Online Results
  • High Speed Course Search
  • UK UCAS New World Course Data
  • CAO Irish Course Data
  • EU Courses Taught in English
  • Export Student Shortlists
  • Full Access to MySchool Staff Portal
  • Able to View Students List of Shortlisted Courses
  • Pause Function to Control the Stages a Student can Access
  • School Access to Degree Course Descriptions Web-App
  • PDF Reports
  • Free Attendance at Centigrade Training Course
  • Optional 1-1 Interviews available (at extra cost)
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Centigrade Classic
£25

  • All of the above, plus:
  • Online Questionnaire
  • Instant Online Results
  • High Speed Course Search
  • UK UCAS New World Course Data
  • CAO Irish Course Data
  • EU Courses Taught in English
  • Export Student Shortlists
  • Full Access to MySchool Staff Portal
  • Able to View Students List of Shortlisted Courses
  • Pause Function to Control the Stages a Student can Access
  • School Access to Degree Course Descriptions Web-App
  • PDF Reports
  • Free Attendance at Centigrade Training Course
  • Optional 1-1 Interviews available (at extra cost)
  • Bound Printed Paper Reports including Canada/Australasia Option
  • Optional Paper Questionnaire (£3 extra per license)
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The benefits for your students

Centigrade uses the student’s responses to the questionnaire, results of examinations already taken, along with forecasts of results of examinations pending. It then:


  • Reduces to a manageable number the courses and institutions to consider
  • Helps students to understand the demands the course might make and to reflect on how well it will match their needs
  • Suggests courses which a student might not have considered
  • Challenges students where it detects mismatching
  • Guides students into systematically researching details of both the courses and the institutions – crucial to their final decision-making process
  • Provides a personalised listing of Open Days likely to be of interest
  • Provides access to Degree Course Descriptions for each student
  • Can play a key role in sixth form tutorial programmes, assisting the tutors in the delivery of their HE programmes

What else is included for the students?

  • Worksheets on the top 6–8 course areas
  • University checklists
  • Course analysis forms
  • Useful references and websites
  • Maps of the UK and Europe

What if students want to study outside the UK?

Centigrade accesses the full database of courses and universities in Ireland and we're currently adding courses in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, along with English-taught courses across Europe. Sign up to our newsletter or check back here for release dates.

Interviewing services

Our Interviewing Service is an optional part of either the Preview or Centigrade programmes. It gives students a one-to-one 20-minute interview with an experienced interviewer, along with summary notes of the interview.

Benefits and advantages

  • The interviews take place over a one or two day period
  • They fit into your school schedule
  • They ensure the students know how to make full use of their Workbooks
  • They give students independent, impartial advice on careers and/or HE issues
  • They mean school careers staff or tutors can make the best use of their time allocation

What to find out more?

To find out more or to schedule a demonstration of Centigrade, call us on 01362 688 722 or click the button below.

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