We have an extensive and on going programme to support all applicants in processing their application. This includes advice on course choice, personal statements and guidance on how to complete the electronic application. We will also prepare a school reference.
We are most grateful to parents in ensuring personal statements are accurate and of a high standard, all personal information (including S4/5 SQA examination qualifications) is accurate, course choices are appropriate and realistic and all final stage deadlines are met timeously. We ask that parents sign and return the personal statement when satisfied, before the deadline for completion.
We will hold a UCAS information evening in the school forum at 7pm on Tuesday 5 September 2017. On this evening we will look at the application process with a special emphasis on personal statements and how parents / carers can work with the Pastoral Teacher to improve these.
The UCAS application is online. Please ensure that applicants adhere to the following timeline:
- Friday 27 October 2017 All applicants should have registered online
- Friday 3 November 2017 All personal details, including exam results entered
- Friday 10 November 2017 first draft of applicants personal statement submitted to Pastoral teacher, with parental signature
- Friday 17 November 2017 all choices for university courses entered
- Friday 8 December 2017 final draft of applicants personal statement submitted to Pastoral teacher with parental signature and entered online on the electronic application
Applications will be checked, processed and sent to UCAS by Friday 15 December 2017.
Please note that these are final stage deadlines. Individual applications will be checked and sent upon completion.
In the event of possible entrance interviews please be mindful of these deadlines and dates of school excursions / planned family excursions. To avoid any clash please ensure that ‘dates unavailable for interview’ are entered in the appropriate section of the electronic application.
Universities are of the view that a strong performance throughout Sixth Year is a reliable indicator of future success. Offers of a place at university are made on the basis of subjects studied in Sixth Year and predicted grades included in the reference. Where there is a change to the subjects studied in S6 or a significant change to the predicted grades as indicated in the school reference, universities may have to be informed by the school.