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The University of Edinburgh: Online Drop In Sessions for S5 Pupils with Provisional Grades

Here at the University of Edinburgh, we are conscious that current S5 (new S6) pupils receiving provisional grades for their National 5s and Highers before the summer holidays may have queries and concerns about their next steps, eg if they need to review their S6 choices, or if they need advice on required grades / subjects for a particular degree . With that in mind, we are delighted to be able to provide regular “drop in” online sessions on a Friday afternoon (from 2pm til 4pm) for any pupils interested in applying to the University of Edinburgh for 2022 entry. They will be staffed by members of the University’s Student Recruitment Team, who can give advice and guidance about S6 course choice, required grades and subjects for entry to the University, and give general UCAS application advice. 

These sessions will run on the “Collaborate” online platform between 1400 and 1600 every Friday from 25th June until 6thAugust inclusive. There is no need for pupils to pre-register: they can just log in at any time during any of the sessions. Teachers, parents and advisers are also very welcome to pop in to ask any questions.

To access any of the sessions, they can use this link:

S4 pupils who have queries about S5 choices are also welcome to attend any of the sessions.

Any current S6 pupils who are already holding conditional offers for the University of Edinburgh, who are concerned after receiving their provisional grades, we have published guidance online which they can be directed to:

8th June 2021

Message from Jodie Hannan (Head Teacher and NHS Lothian) Update

 As you may already know, we are aware of a person in the school/setting who has tested positive for COVID-19. We have been working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance. 

Persons have now been contacted because they have been in close and sustained contact with the case and the tracking process is now complete. These contacts will need to self-isolate and have been asked to book a COVID-19 test. Appropriate guidance and advice have been given. If there are any further cases of COVID-19 in the school/setting, we will ensure these individuals, and any of their close contacts, are advised to self-isolate promptly.

If you have not been contacted and your child remains well, you should continue to follow the school’s / setting’s existing arrangements for your child. Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. The school / setting is safe and remains open. If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816. Please note that a test should only ever be booked if you or your child has these specifics symptoms. Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19. For further information you may find this Frequently Asked Questions document useful : 

Best wishes, Jodie Hannan, Drummond CHS