Open University Young Applications in Schools Scheme (YASS)

King Henry VIII School has recently achieved 100 per cent success rate in the Open University Young Applicants in Schools Scheme (YASS). The YASS scheme gives Sixth Formers the opportunity to study university modules whilst still at school. Indeed, YASS courses foster independent study and personal organisational skills and provide an excellent foundation for progression into Higher Education. All YASS courses are all delivered via the Open University’s distance learning teaching. Resources are provided by the Open University and students have access to an Open University tutor, as well as a mentor in school, whilst they are completing their chosen module.

YASS has been offered at King Henry VIII School since 2007 and each year many students in the Sixth Form have benefitted enormously from studying a variety of different modules offered by the Open University. Most recently,

Caitlin Bamber, Emily Brown, Megan Stark, & Lucy Storey chose to study the module Human Genetics and Health Issues, whilst Max Maloney, Scarlett McPhillips and Josh Thomas-Parr, chose the module Molecules, Medicines and Drugs: A Chemical Story. Harri Fields, on the other hand, studied the module Galaxies, Stars and Planets and Hannah Mayled, The Frozen Planet.

Mrs Lynne Morgan, Head of the Sixth Form said: “We are immensely proud of our students’ success in completing their YASS qualification. This success represents the culmination of some very hard work and determination on their part, as they managed their Open University studies alongside their AS Level subjects. Their success in the YASS scheme will stand them in good stead when they continue their studies at university and has, without doubt, already added significant value to their university applications.