LEAPS and UCAS Information for S6

If your child is LEAPS eligible, or thinks they might be, please ensure they fill out the survey on leaspsurvey.org by Thursday 22nd August at the latest. Interviews will be on Monday – Wednesday. More info can be found on www.leaps.org.uk

Thanks for your help.

If your child is applying through the UCAS process to do medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry or to Oxford or Cambridge the internal deadline for their application is the 8th October. To meet this deadline they must attend a meeting in the LRC during Key Adult time on Friday 23rd August, where they will begin an accelerated UCAS process.

Please follow us on twitter at BHSCockburn for regular updates and reminders.

UCAS Process

Parents of Pupils Going Through The UCAS Process Only

Dear Parent/Carer

This is your update on where we are and how things are going so far, with the UCAS process. You will be pleased to know we are half way through!  By this point, your child should have completed the following tasks:

  • Registered on the UCAS website
  • Made an application for subject references to be done,
  • Filled out a green Additional Information form and returned it to their PSL
  • Submitted the first draft of their Personal Statement to their PSL and commenced redrafting based on feedback given

As of today, they should also have entered in all of their personal info up until, but not including, the Personal Statement Section. If they are unable to do this due to being unsure about the courses they wish to study at this point, they need to communicate this with their PSL as soon as possible.

The next deadline is the 29th November, when your child should have finalised their Personal Statement, loaded it onto the system, paid and sent their application to their referee (their Pupil Support Leader.) I will keep you posted.

Where there are any concerns, your child’s Personal Support Leader will be in touch in the first instance.

As ever, please don’t hesitate to get in touch should you need any more information.

Yours faithfully

Jacqueline Thomspon

Pupils Support Leader

LEAPS Events

LEAPS EVENTS – URGENT!!

LEAPS S6 Sessions

For final-year LEAPS-eligible students planning to apply to any higher education institution.

Personal Statement Workshop

Friday 2 November 2018, 2-4.30pm, Edinburgh

This interactive workshop will help you put the final touches to your UCAS Personal Statement – bring along your draft to perfect during the session.

To find out more and book your place, visit: www.leapsonline.org/s6blog

Journalism Workshop

Wednesday 7 November 2018, 4-6pm, Edinburgh

This session will be led by a tutor from Edinburgh Napier University and will focus on how to prepare for the application process for journalism courses, including any additional requirements such as an interview, a written piece or a test.

To find out more and book your place, visit: www.leapsonline.org/s6blog

Acting Audition Preparation Workshops

Friday 9, 16 & 23 November 2018, 2-5pm, Edinburgh

These acting master classes will be led by a tutor from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and will focus on practical activities to help prepare you for future auditions.

To find out more and book your place, visit: www.leapsonline.org/s6blog

Higher Education at College Workshop

Wednesday 5 December 2018, 5-7pm, Edinburgh

This workshop will focus on studying at college in Scotland, including applying for HNC and HND qualifications and how you can use these to progress to university.

To find out more and book your place, visit: www.leapsonline.org/s6blog

Public transport reimbursement is available to help students travel to and from these sessions. Please see booking forms for details.

Other Opportunities

We recently had a meeting with Vikki Doig from YTAS (Youth Theatre Arts Scotland) who alerted us to lots of fantastic opportunities for students interested in the creative arts – more info here from their latest newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/ytas/oct2018?e=7189685a36

LEAPS/UCAS

LEAPS EVENTS

What:   Creative Extras

Where: Edinburgh, with a trip to Galashiels

Find out more and apply online at: www.leapsonline.org/creative-extras

Application Deadline: Thursday 27th September 2018

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Online booking will open soon for the below events (more info to follow):

Editing Your Personal Statement Workshop, 2nd November 2018

Our interactive workshop will help you put the final touches to your UCAS Personal Statement. You will need to bring with you a completed draft of your Personal Statement – ideally a paper copy – to work on during the session.

S6 Session: HN at College, 5th December 2018

This workshop will look at how to put in a good application for a college course, before considering what it is like to study an HNC/HND at colleges in Scotland. There will also be advice on where to go to research how to use an HNC/HND to progress to university.

Creative Extras Acting Sessions, dates tbc

Acting master classes will be led by a tutor from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and will comprise practical activities focusing on preparing for future auditions.

Thanks and best wishes,

Jennie

Jennie Younger

Communications & Information Officer

We have moved – please note our new address:

The LEAPS Office | Room 1/06 Old Moray House | Holyrood Road | Edinburgh | EH8 8AQ

T: 0131 650 4676

E: jennie.younger@ed.ac.uk

W: www.leapsonline.org

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