ex-depressed mum wrote:
An update on the continuing saga ...
Son has actually completed and submitted UCAS (I know, I'm minus 15 quid!) and did consult me in the end, albeit when right up against the deadline. Has opted for Geography and tourism management, which was totally unexpected (the tm part). However, it's good that it's totally his decision and, as a non high flyer, I'm pleased he's going for something with a strong vocational aspect.
I realise now why the school presses for these forms to be completed well before Christmas - once the form is submitted, it is passed to referees (eg the school) to write a reference on the applicant. This is then returned to UCAS. So, if you leave it right up until 15th Jan, I imagine you could be too late as application will be minus the reference.
Anyway, all we need to do is see if he gets the grades ...
... and you thought the 11+ was stressful!
Was he asked for details of your qualifications and income on his form, do you know? If so, did he give them or did you tell him to put Not Known? Just wondering whether the latest initiative for social engineering has come into play yet!