The last year has been challenging to say the least, especially for every pupil going through the process of applying for University and college.
Although the exams or assessment have been very different this year, the UCAS process remains the same (with the exception of a few deadline extensions)
For many of you it will be a very worrying and anxious time, as you will receive your provisional grades at some point during the week beginning the 21st of June. You will then have to wait until the 10th of August to receive your official results from the SQA, as normal. Universities will also have to wait until the 10th of August to receive your results. It can be a very worrying time, making decision about your next steps and what to do with any offers you have received from university over the summer. Hopefully, this presentation will help better prepare you to make these decisions, by giving you a bit more information about what your options are and how you can begin to prepare to apply via Extra or Clearing.
For all leavers who are attending a Scottish University: Please remember to apply via SAAS for your University fees. This is important, even if you are not applying for any other funding; bursary or loan.
Miss Owens, our librarian, was over the moon earlier this week when she awarded Isla her first Read Woke South Ayrshire badge. Isla has achieved this badge by reading four books on the South Ayrshire Read Woke list, she also read across multiple platforms, utilising the South Ayrshire eBook app Libby in the process. . All 17 books can be discovered here www.readwokesouthayrshire.co.uk. They have been chosen by library staff across the authority for their representation of minority characters, dealing with a social injustice, and raising awareness of various social issues.
Pupils will receive a badge as a reward for reading and reviewing any four books and then another badge when they read eight books. Isla is the very first person at Marr to receive her badge, even beating Miss Owens who has only read 3 books!! Isla said that her favourite book so far was Boy Everywhere by A.M Dassu, who just happened to respond via twitter.
A few staff have collaborated to create a video for all our senior students who are sitting their key assessments this month. We are fully aware that students and parents will be experiencing anxiety and stress, and encourage all students to speak to a member of staff if they feel it is getting out of their control. Our wellbeing team are easily recognisable from their green lanyards.
To all students studying and trying their hardest we collectively say YOU'VE GOT THIS!!
Following the P7 transition evening earlier this week our pupil support teacher has created a user guide video for all our pupils on using Read&Write. You can view this video on the Pupil Support Department page.
Information for all our P7 pupils and parents can now be found on the dedicated webpage.
As the country gets ready to return to school in some form, we have published our plan for the phased return. Parents should have received an update but if you missed it please check it out on our COVID-19 communication page. You will find the parent update letter and a phased return to school guide. Please ensure you and your child are familiar with the procedures we have in place.
We look forward to seeing all our students soon.
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