I posted this here because the original post had been moved to the correct section and I didn't want the people who gave such good advice, to miss it. Many, many thanks to all the extremely helpful comments regarding how to put together a Personal Statement. My eldest son has been struggling with this very important document. However, having read through your comments, he knuckled down and seems to have put together something he is pleased with. He has given copies to three of his teachers who have given him some helpful hints and suggestions. He is well on his way to coming up with the finished article. Phew! THANK YOU!!!!