Y12 Course Change deadline
Friday 29 September
The deadline for Y12 course change requests is Friday 29 September. No course change requests will be accepted after this date, as we cannot timetable them.
Students must collect a course change request form from the 6th Form Admin Office and hand it back in before the 29th along with the completed enrolment assignment. Enrolment Assignments can be found at https://www.laswap.camden.sch.uk/Enrolment-Assignments/
Course change requests are not guaranteed and depend on timetabling practicalities, entry requirements and how full the courses are. Please contact the 6th form team with any questions.
Y13 early entry students
If your child is applying to Oxford or Cambridge universities, or for any course on medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science, they are an Early Entry student. Their UCAS application must be submitted by 16 October 2023. They must send a draft of their Personal Statement to me as soon as possible and be making their final decisions about their university choices.
If they need any help with this, please contact me.
Welcome to LaSWAP – Y12 parent and carer information webinar recording now available
The recoding of last week’s webinar is available on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5PRDcpd1jM
Previous webinars are available here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyE2G6eLLDJlHNmMIGWFFzg
UCAS for Y13 Parents Webinar (repeat)
Wednesday 27 September 6pm
Meeting ID: 993 9268 1361 Passcode: 548733
A webinar covering the UCAS application process. This webinar aims to demystify UCAS and talks through what UCAS is, how applications, offers and acceptances work, and how to support your child. This is a REPEAT of the webinar from Summer 2023 – if you attended in July, you do not need to attend again.
Coming up after half term: aspiring medics and early entry webinars
Watch this space for links to our webinars for families and students thinking of applying for Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science, and courses at Oxford and Cambridge University in 2025. The application process for these courses starts earlier than others, so it is important to be ready.
University Open Days
We recommend that Y13 visit as many universities as possible, and there are lots right on our doorstep! Most Open Days take place in September, October and November – don’t miss them.
The best place to find them is https://www.unitasterdays.com/ - enter the school name, then select Open Days from the Type filter on the left.
If students need time off to attend an open day in Y13, this will be authorised. Please contact Ms Lyons on the normal absence line.
A selection of upcoming London and other local open days:
27 September: University of Law https://www.law.ac.uk/events/open-days/
7 October: RVC Open house https://rvcportal.powerappsportals.com/events/event/?id=91c6668a-435f-4013-9f6b-f3c4c28ef9ba
7 October: City, University of London https://www.city.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/2023/october/undergraduate-open-day
7 October: QMUL https://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/openday/
14 October: Goldsmiths https://www.gold.ac.uk/open-days/
14 October: Uni of West London https://www.uwl.ac.uk/whats-on/undergraduate-open-day-14-oct-2023
14 October: Royal Holloway https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/student-life/visit-royal-holloway/open-days/
14 October: Uni of Hertfordshire https://www.herts.ac.uk/study/open-days-and-events/undergraduate-events/open-days
15 October: Middlesex University https://www.mdx.ac.uk/get-in-touch/meet-us/ug-events/open-day
21 October: London Met Aldgate https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/undergraduate-and-postgraduate-open-day-aldgate-campus-tickets-712932449147?aff=unitasterdays
University of Hertfordshire Open Lectures
These open lectures are a brilliant addition to personal statement’s or for students to get a taster of various subjects at HE level. The following all take place on campus:
28 September 5pm: The Commonwealth – A New Era! (History, Politics)
4 October 7pm: Just Attention for the Dead’ (Philosophy)
2 November 6.30pm: Is Parliament Fit for Purpose? (Politics)
15 November 2.30pm: Reflections of a Lady Law Lord (Politics)
Online subject taster sessions for sports science and geography: https://www.herts.ac.uk/study/open-days-and-events/undergraduate-events/online-events/subject-sessions
19 October Information session for parents and families: https://www.herts.ac.uk/about-us/news-and-events/events/live-virtual-event-test/2023/parentguardian-information-evening-session2
Y12 & Y13 Opportunities
Y12 and Y13: Meet the Russell Group
3, 4 and 5 October
A series of webinars run by competitive Russell group universities such as Cambridge, LSE, UCL, King’s Manchester and Edinburgh. The webinars cover personal statements, how to apply, researching university options, student life and more. Sign up here: https://www.ukuniversitysearch.com/fair-signup/meet-the-russell-group
Y12: Lucy Cavendish College (Cambridge) Academic Attainment Programme closes 9 October
A 10 month academic support programme tailored to building subject knowledge and confidence for Y12 students. The programme includes critical thinking, oracy and problem solving skills, alongside subject tasters, project work and support form the admissions team. Apply here: www.lucy.cam.ac.uk/academic-attainment-programme
Y12: Next Step York
A personalised 2-year programme for Y12 students to explore university options, receive specialist support with studies and experience life at York. Sign up: https://www.york.ac.uk/schools-and-colleges/post-16/next-step-york/
Y12: Levelling up at Imperial College
A year long academic and pastoral support programme for students intending to study STEM at university (including medicine). The programme aims to help students develop the skills and confidence they need to apply to competitive universities with A/A* requirements, like Imperial. More information here: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/be-inspired/schools-outreach/secondary-schools/stem-programmes/levelling-up/
Y12: Ambition Nottingham
A two year scheme incorporating subject taster sessions, guidance on the university application process, plus advice about with Finance, accommodation and more. More information: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/schoolsliaison/services/ambition-16-18.aspx
Y12 & Y13: Highgate School Medical Group Talk with Mr Shahnawaz Rasheed PhD
10 October 6.30pm
Mr Rasheed specialises in using minimal invasive techniques to treat cancer. He is one of the only surgeons in the world to use the da Vinci Xi surgical robot. He is also the director of disaster relief charity Humanity First. This talk is a must for prospective students of medicine, allied health, biology and more. Sign up here.
Laura Pearcey (Stanley)
Associate Director of LaSWAP/Pathways and Progress Leader