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Year 12 Summer School selection process

For our year 12 summer school taking place in July 2022, we hope to be able to offer a total of 250 places, split across the 5 strands as follows:

  • Arts, Humanities and Social Science (30 spaces)
  • Business and Enterprise (30 spaces)
  • Law and Criminology (45 spaces)
  • Medicine and Allied Health (100 spaces)
  • STEM (45 spaces)

Medicine and Allied Health strand

For this strand we partner with the Medical Schools Council (MSC). As such, eligibility criteria is set by the MSC, and we offer places in accordance with this guidance. 70 of the 100 places on this strand fall under this category.

Evaluation partnership with TASO

For all strands, with the exception of the 70 MSC funded places, an evaluation study of our summer school students is being undertaken by TASO (Transforming Access and Student Outcomes in Higher Education).

Download evaluation details (docx, 612kb)

Overview of Application Process

  • Applications open on 28 January 2022
  • Applications close on 28 March 2022
  • Eligible applications entered into randomised ballot
  • Decisions communicated to all applicants no later than Wednesday 4 May 2022
  • Successful applicants will be required to complete pre-summer school forms in order to accept their place. Details of these will be included in communications to successful applicants on or before 4 May 2022

Essential Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered for a place on any strand, all students must:

  • be in year 12 (lower sixth-form), and
  • be under the age of 18 at the time of the summer school, and
  • be studying at a state funded school or college in England

Provided all 3 of these essential criteria are met, each application will then be assessed against the following widening participation (WP) criteria:

  • Have experienced local authority care for a period longer than 3 months
  • Are a young carer yourself
  • Live in a disadvantaged postcode area as defined by POLAR4 data (quintiles 1 and 2)
  • Medicine strand only – live in a postcode area that is a defined “cold spot” in terms of engagement with UK Medical Schools, as defined by the Medical Schools Council
  • Attended a school for GCSEs that performed below the national average for Attainment8
  • Will be in the first generation in your family to attend higher education
  • In receipt of, or have been entitled to free school meals during your secondary education
  • In receipt of, or entitled to pupil premium and/or discretionary payments/16-19 bursary at school or college
  • Being part of the priority engagement groups including students from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, and/or children of military families
  • Being part of the priority engagement groups including students that are asylum seekers or refugees
  • Have a disability/long term health condition and are in receipt of the personal independence payment

The information you provide in response to these on the application form will then be used to determine which students are allocated a place. How this is performed is different for the Medicine and Allied Health strand, compared to the other 4 strands. Please select the appropriate drop-down below for details on how places are awarded based on WP criteria.

 

Medicine and Allied Health strand ONLY

Each of the WP criteria listed carry a specific weighting, set by the Medical Schools Council. Details of these weighting are available upon request by emailing summerschool@le.ac.uk All applications for the Medicine and Allied Health strand will be ranked from highest to lowest based on the number of weighting points, with the first 70 spaces awarded to the 70 applications with the highest number of weighting points. Any remaining applications that have scored higher than zero weighting points will be entered into a randomised ballot to decide the remaining 30 spaces on this strand. This ballot will be conducted by TASO as part of their evaluation project. Applications scoring zero weighting points will be unsuccessful.

All other strands

For all applications to the Arts, Humanities and Social Science strand, the Business and Enterprise strand, the Law and Criminology strand or the STEM strand, applicants must satisfy at least one of the WP criteria listed. All applications that satisfy at least one WP criteria will be entered into a randomised ballot to decide the awarding of spaces on this strand. This ballot will be conducted by TASO as part of their evaluation project. We aim to offer a specific number of places per strand, as outlined at the top of this page. In the event any particular strand does not have enough eligible applications to fill the places, we will look to award additional places on other strands where possible. Any applications satisfying none of the WP criteria will be unsuccessful.

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