Please see below information on the Wild Thing Project event
S3 Work Experience
This is taking place:
from 9-13 June for 3Go1, 3Gr1 and 3Se1
from 16-20 June for 3Go2, 3Gr2 and 3Se2
Students can find their own placement rather than relying on the limited opportunities which will be available on the database by:
1. taking a “letter of understanding” and a “self-found form” to their chosen employer and getting the form completed to bring to school
2. returning the form to their guidance teacher as soon as possible so that the placement can be authorised by the work experience unit
The final deadline for returning these forms is 9.00am on 3rd April (the last day of term) but quicker return means that if a placement does not pass health and safety checks etc, students have a chance to approach another employer before the deadline. No self-found applications can be accepted after this deadline.
Self found forms have been issued in SE classes, but you can download a copy of the letter of understanding and the self-found form. Further copies are also available in the guidance office.
Please see below Senior Phase Parents’ Evening letter and appointment sheets. These events will take place on 27 February and 4 March from 4.30-6.30 pm.
Please find below the Senior Phase Course Choice Timeline letter that was sent home via pupil post on Thursday 20 February.
Please find below the Senior Phase Course Choice booklet that was distributed at the Options Evening on Wednesday 19 February. If your child has not yet received one they will receive one next week.
There is a workshop at the University of Edinburgh for S5 pupils who will be LEAPS eligible and who are planning to apply to university through UCAS during S6.
Event title: The UCAS Process: Workshop for LEAPS eligible S5 Pupils
Date and time: Friday 14th March (2pm – 4pm)
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, 7 Bristo Square, The University of Edinburgh, EH8 9AL
As you are fully aware, with competition for university places higher than ever, it’s really important the pupils make the right decisions about which universities / courses they apply to, in order to have the best chance of a successful application. This workshop will help pupils to think about the research they need to do to start their UCAS journey and will give hints and tips about understanding entrance requirements – as well as giving important advice about S6 school course choice. The workshop is suitable for those applying to any subject at any university – although we will focus especially on applying to highly competitive universities, such as the University of Edinburgh. The session is open ONLY to LEAPS eligible pupils, so all S5 pupils from your school who are planning to apply to UCAS and who are likely to be eligible for LEAPS are welcome to attend. Of course, it’s completely free, but they must register in order to attend!
To register for a place, pupils can complete the Event Brite registration form online:
Alternatively, they can phone me on 0131 651 1755 to book their place, or email their name and school to me at email@example.com
Reminder that the S4/5 Options event (this is for students considering staying on for S5 or S6) takes place on Wednesday 19 February.
S3 Options event (for students going into S4) takes place on Wednesday 23 April.
Course choice timelines for current S3, S4 and S5 students will also be distributed to all families week beginning Tuesday 18 February.
Senior Phase Parents Evenings will take place on Thursday 27 February 2014 and Tuesday 4 March 2014. Appointment letters will be issued week beginning Tuesday 18 February.
Just to keep you informed, our School courses at Milton Road & Midlothian campuses will not be running week commencing 10 February (East Lothian & Midlothian Schools closed).
The reason that this is only for Milton Road & Midlothian campuses, is that the SCP courses at these campuses have a much bigger majority of pupils from East & Midlothian and it would not be feasible to run them for a really small number of Edinburgh School pupils.
No SCP courses will be running at any campus w/c 17 February because the college is closed throughout – at the same time as Edinburgh schools.
LEAPS Parents Events March 2014
3rd March, Heriot Watt (Edinburgh) 7pm – 9pm 6th March
All the events are the same and it doesn’t matter which one the parents sign up to. There will be talks from SAAS, about choosing a course, about student life and about HNC articulation. There will also be a Careers Fair section with Universities and Colleges local to the areas represented.
Parents can sign up on www.leapsonline.org or by calling 0131 650 4676.