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What do students and teachers say about YASS?

Students and teachers from three schools participating in the Young Applicants in Schools Scheme (YASS) – Caldervale High School, Lochaber High School and Perth High School - share their thoughts on the impact of taking part in the scheme:   

Young Applicants in Schools Scheme (YASS) - what students and teachers say

Which YASS module are you taking and why did you decide to take it?

How are you managing your YASS study time?

How has the YASS module helped you?

Would you recommend YASS modules?

How do you think your YASS module will help with your university application?

Students from St Matthew's Academy in Saltcoats, Lochaber High School and Grangemouth High School share their thoughts on taking part in YASS:   

The module has given me an insight into the subject area and I think I will look like a more enthusiastic applicant when it comes to university admission applications as I have taken time to study a relevant subject on top of school work.

Eleanore Clarke, St Matthews Academy

I think it gives a good insight into uni studies and also makes you get used to working online and by yourself without any guidance from teachers.

Holly Grant, St Matthews Academy

I can now follow a schedule and am better with time management, I have to be prepared and work on my own without help. I have to be able to keep up with the course work and because of this I have also found my reading and note taking skills have got better.

Cieran Tangney, Lochaber High School

It’s not something everybody can do and it’s a real achievement when you pass. It also means that I have experience of university level learning and experience of working by myself without help on-hand like in school.

Gemma MacDonald, Lochaber High School

I have learned to organise my own learning, I need to work out for myself when and how best to study and organise my time.

Jake Pearson, Grangemouth High School