We all know that nail biting time. You have applied to a university or university of technology. You know that they have your application but you don’t know if they will accept you. What are your chances? Unlike playing the Lottery, acceptance to university isn’t just good luck. Universities have particular things they are looking for. These include the subjects you have taken, the marks you have for those subjects and your overall average. This blog takes some of the mystery out of tertiary acceptance. Read more
To find out what’s been happening at SAILI this past term, read our September News!
SAILI May news: SAILI is branching out with staff sharing expertise to build better high schools and better NGO youth programs. Meanwhile our scholarship students have been busy exploring the world of work and getting ready to make big career decisions. Find out what we’ve all been up to this term! http://eepurl.com/b15Dhr
If you took a whole bunch of photos of yourself you would be able to see that even though they are all different, they are still all uniquely “you”. As you study the pictures you will see yourself with different profiles – a different part of your face showing, a different tilt of your head. You are still the same person but you look different depending on the angle. A School Leaver CV or Personal Profile is a description of you. It isn’t the whole of who you are and everything you ever did, it is just one particular picture of you. It must be a true picture but it can have an angle.
You want to show the reader not only your best side, but the side of you that is most useful to them. When you send a CV, your application is often one of very many. You need to catch your reader’s attention right at the top of the page, by selling them exactly the person they are looking for… who also happens to be a true version (or profile) of you! Read more
SAILI has earned a reputation for identifying high schools that are low on cost but don’t compromise academics. In 2014 we produced an interactive graphic to show the best performing schools in each price band. That graphic is based on 2013 Matric data. It is available here. We have been asked to provide a similar info-graphic for Cape Town primary schools.
Unfortunately the Western Cape Education Department do not release any helpful data for building a full picture. We can however show where we have successfully recruited for our scholarship over the past two years. At least 2 students were successful at our round 1 maths test from the schools shown in this graphic. Some schools have produced notably strong applicants over both years. Sid G Rule clearly stands out. This tells us about quality and consistency within that school system. Read more