Applican is a social enterprise which prepares school students for medical school applications focusing mainly on UCAT, Personal Statement preparation, MMIs and Panel Interview strategies. 

Applican is a body of medical students that have been delivering courses across the UK since 2014 and aims to demystify the Medicine application minefield. We have had huge success with 94.4% of our students receiving at least one offer (the national average is just 9%) – we really believe that the Applican model works!

We are running UCAT and Applican courses through out the summer  and we really believe that students applying to Medicine or Dentistry would strongly benefit from attending these courses.
For more information and to book a place please visit our website:

SQA statement on industrial action

Dear colleagues,

As you may be aware, one of our recognised trade unions, Unite the Union (Unite), has scheduled a number of days of industrial action over the summer. Following a series of constructive meetings between SQA senior management and Unite, it has been agreed to suspend the planned industrial action for 26 June 2019.

SQA remains committed to working collaboratively with Unite representatives to fully resolve the issues that have been raised by its members. While next week’s strike has been suspended, the overall dispute remains, and we recognise there is more work to be done. We have agreed to work together on an immediate programme of work.

Please be assured, that SQA remains fully committed to ensuring that candidates receive their results on time. We have an established governance framework in place, where progress and risks are managed, supported by robust contingency plans.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Janet Brown

Chief Executive

Virtual Open Day University of Glasgow

Virtual Open Day

Thursday 27 June 10am-2pm

University of Glasgow will be holding a Virtual Open Day on Thursday 27 June.  If you have any pupils who have applied or are considering University of Glasgow we would love to have them visit our event.  Similarly If you have any questions about the University we would love to have you to join us as we will have academics available to answer any questions you may have.

There will be live web chats with staff and students throughout the day where you can find out more about our programmes, our world-class teaching facilities and the flexibility of our degrees. You can also browse through the Presentations area and watch videos on degree structure, course content and what you can expect as a student here.

And don’t forget to join our current students in the Student Lounge, live from 10am-2pm, to find out more about what life at the University is really like!

Sign up here

Web chat timetable

10:15am – 11:15am Engineering
10:45am – 11:45am Science
11:15am – 12:15pm Life Sciences (Biology)
12:30pm – 1:30pm Social Sciences
1:00pm – 2:00pm Arts


School Travel Survey

East Renfrewshire Council have recently launched a School Travel Survey and are keen for you to get involved.

The survey is aimed at parents/guardians, pupils, school staff and local communities. It provides an opportunity for people to share views on school travel and comment on initiatives, incentives or improvements that may encourage more walking and cycling to school. The platform also includes an interactive map to help identify specific issues, barriers or opportunities getting to and from school.

An initial deadline for feedback is 29 May 2019, however, the platform will be open throughout 2019 to assist with future planning.

Please use the following link:-

Dyslexia Scotland Glasgow

Parents, Pupils and Teachers
Are welcome to our
Thursday 9th May 2019

by Ainsley McGoldrick

Mearns Castle High School, Newton Mearns G77 5GU
Email Address is

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