St Andrew's High School

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May 25, 2020
by Mr McCrossan

Edinburgh Napier University Online Presentations

Edinburgh Napier University are running a series of online presentations for those considering studying an Undergraduate course at Edinburgh Napier University.

They will provide professional guidance as to what course to pick which University to choose and what to write in your personal statement.

The Academic staff have also recorded presentations providing Information relating to courses.

The sessions are free to access and details are below:

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May 22, 2020
by Mr McCrossan

2020/21 Timetable

The new DRAFT Timetable for 2020/21 will begin on Tuesday the  26th of May.

From this date pupils will move on to their new classes.  Over the course of this weekend the classes will be updated on GLOW and Show My Homework.

The update should be ready for “Remote Schooling” on Tuesday.

May 20, 2020
by Mr McCrossan

Widening Participation Opportunities

A wide range of Widening Participation opportunities are currently available through programmes & scholarships with Glasgow University, the following list comes from Dr Neil Croll, Head of Widening Participation.

Any new S6 students interested in applying or require further information can email Miss Doyle for further help or details.

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May 18, 2020
by Mr McCrossan

Health & Wellbeing

A few new Health & Wellbeing resources have been added to the school website with some very valuable information for pupils and their parents. These can be found in the Health & Wellbeing page in the Pupil Support menu.

May 15, 2020
by Mr McCrossan

Applying to Oxbridge Medical Schools & the Virtual Medical Society

Applying to Oxbridge Medical Schools & the Virtual Medical Society

Koby and Laura are successful Cambridge and Oxford applicants respectively, each obtaining 4 medical school offers.  They are doing a live Q&A for students applying to Oxbridge on Friday 15th May from 7-8pm.  All 600 of our Virtual Medical Society (VMS) members will be sent a link to participate, so if you are not a member yet, you can join for free at this link:

Spaces are limited to the first 500 students who want to join, but a recording will become available to watch back at a later date. If you do have the opportunity to attend, you will benefit from some quality time with the Mentors (qualified Doctors, Vets and Dentists) and the Scholars (uni students).

Join The Virtual MedSoc

Not already a part of our Virtual Medical Society?  The VMS is the largest UK-wide Medical Society run by like-minded students.

We have had 3 virtual meetings so far, which have been incredible, but don’t worry because meetings are recorded and you can catch up in no time! The Agenda for the next meeting is now available at the following link:

VMS Agenda 19th May 2020

Prior to the Meeting here are some amazing things to take part in:

1. Problem Based Learning Cases for MedicineDentistry  and Veterinary Medicine.  We encourage students to research and post their answers and the Mentors will be moderating the comments and giving feedback in the run-up to the meeting this week

2. Student Presentation Competition

3. Student Debating Opportunity

4. Fundraising Update

5. Coping with the stress of A-levels and Highers

May 13, 2020
by Mr McCrossan

Interactive TV specials about medicine and the human body.

Please see below the follow message from The Premed Projects Team about their new interactive TV aimed at student with an interest in healthcare careers.

Access to the channel is  £9.95 for all five sessions if you register before the 18th May 2020. After this date it will be £19.95.

We’re used to running world class residential work experience events for students interested in healthcare careers but whilst we all wait patiently for life as we know it to return to normal we’ve decided to offer students the chance to take part in an exciting interactive TV event – perfect for all students with a passion for medicine, biology and the human body of any age.

All students need to do is join us between May 25th and May 29th 2020 for a series of interactive specials about medicine and the human body.

It would be great if you could let your students know about these live events that they can take part in from the comfort of their homes – all you need to do is direct them here to find out more and enrol on the course:

Many thanks and stay safe

Anna O’Byrne

The PremedProjects Team

May 5, 2020
by Mr McCrossan

Stress Control

The information and link below and attached may be useful and provides some online classes suitable for pupils and adults-

Stress Control in times of Lockdown 

We all have mental health. Stress is a normal reaction to the rapidly changing and uncertain times we are all living in at the moment. If you are feeling a bit more stressed than usual and would like to learn some great ways, free-of-charge, to deal with common problems like anxiety, depression, panicky feelings, poor sleep and poor wellbeing then come along to our classes. 

‘Stress Control’ is a six-session cognitive-behavioural therapy class used extensively in community-settings by the NHS (UK) and HSE (Ireland) and across the world. You can find out more here:

The sessions will be led by Dr White.  To take part: Go to where you can learn more about the class and get the dates. Everything you need to successfully complete the class – the booklets, self-assessment, relaxation and mindfulness tracks – can be found in the ‘Free zone’ (scroll down on the home page to find). If you can, please read, and start working on, the ‘Preparing for the course’ booklets before Session 1. These can be found in the ‘Booklets’ section of the ‘Free zone’

Click on the ‘Stress Control 2020’ link on the homepage to access our YouTube channel where the classes will be available to view at the scheduled times. If you click the ‘Subscribe’ button on our YouTube page (free), you will receive notifications when a new session is available. To watch our trailer, please follow this link:  

You do not need to register or login – please just follow the above link.

The session will begin exactly on time, so make sure you are there from the start. Sessions run for about 90 minutes and there will be a 10-minute break in the middle. Due to copyright restrictions, sessions will only live stream so they will not remain on YouTube.

Life is very hard for us just now and there are no easy solutions. However, with hard work and determination, we can boost our resilience to cope with these difficult times and come out the other end stronger. 


May 5, 2020
by Mr McCrossan


Please see the link below for some of the latest updates from UCAS, these updates include information for application confirmations & the clearing process for 2020 entry as well as the opening process for 2021 entry.

UCAS updates

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