Modern Apprenticeship Recruitment- MappIT Website

Here at Gateway one of our main goals is to make sure that every secondary school student, and school leaver, in Scotland is aware of the wide range of opportunities available through Modern Apprenticeships.

Students may already be using the Modern Apprenticeship opportunity website, MappIT to check out apprenticeship vacancies. If not, please feel free to browse the site at


Please See Ms Welsh in Guidance for futher details

Applications are now open for the Sutton Trust US Programme. This programme provides bright, state school students a taste of life at an American university. The initiative is centred on a one-week summer school at a leading US university with introductory events and application support in the UK before and after. Host campuses last year were the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University and Yale University.

Apply for the Sutton Trust US Programme to find out what a US university could offer you! 

Successful students will take part in this unique opportunity to get a taste of US culture and higher education first hand and receive personalised support if they decide to apply for their undergraduate studies at an American university. The Sutton Trust will also provide other benefits to participants, such as covering costs for all residential events, accommodation and travel.  The Sutton Trust US programme includes:

  • A week-long visit to the States where students will get a taste of US higher education and culture
  • Four UK based residentials to receive comprehensive admissions advice
  • Support from our dedicated team of knowledgeable advisors throughout the process of applying for admissions and financial aid at American universities
  • In-depth admissions test preparation
  • Guidance for parents and teachers
  • A chance to meet other UK students interested in studying in the US

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be in Year 12* or equivalent (eg S5 in Scotland)
  • Attend a state school or college
  • Not hold US citizenship
  • Be from a low or middle income family

We are looking for applicants meeting all (or most) of these criteria:

  • Have earned 8 or more As or A*s at GCSE or the equivalent (eg 7 or more credit passes at Scottish Standard Grade)
  • Show commitment to the programme and interest in US culture and higher education
  • We also welcome applications from students who would be the first in their families to go to university and from schools and colleges with little history of sending students to US universities

*If you are not yet in Year 12, you are a bit ahead of the game for this year’s programme. You may register your interest for next year’s programme by completing our online survey. Application: Students may apply online at

Skills Scotland Event – Thursday 13 November

Skills Scotland Event, Royal Highland Centre,
Thursday 13th November 2014 (8.45 – 1.00)

The guidance team have arranged the above visit above for students in fourth, fifth and sixth year.

The cost will be £4.00 per trip to cover the cost of the coaches there and back.

We will meet in LZ7 (in uniform) promptly at the start of lesson 1 (8.45 am). We should be back for the start of lunchtime, so students can attend their afternoon classes as normal.

The Skills Scotland event is aimed at students planning to go into employment, training, apprenticeships or to college when they leave school. We would encourage any S5 and S6 students with plans to do so or to apply for any of these as a back-up to university to attend, and S4 students who are planning to leave or might leave in the summer to attend. Below is a short section from the event publicity information.

Further general information about the event can be found on the following links:

Video link:
General event info link:

Allocations are on a first come first served basis as only 58 places are available
(and if not all filled, no bookings will be accepted after Friday 7th).

Places can only be secured by handing £4.00 per trip and completed consent form (which can be accessed on the attached document) to Mrs Wilson in the guidance office.

Charity Concert


The Charities Committee and Music Deaprtment will be holding a concert at 7pm on Thursday 13th November to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Music Department or the school office. Tickets will also be available on the night.

The more tickets we sell the more money we raise so please come along and help our students support a worthwhile charity.