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Employability Skills and Vocational Training

Employability skills were discussed as a recent PSP meeting- mainly in relation to preparing pupils for the interviews/tests that they have to undergo to secure places on training courses with major employers such as EDF and RBS

A couple of web sites were noted as being particularly useful when helping pupils prepare

www.careerkickstart.rbs.com

www.careeracademies.org.uk

The school’s employability skills training is open to all senior pupils that want to take part.  Knox recently won the Community Partners Team award at the recent East Lothian Council Star Awards  for their Employability Skills Programme

A couple of additional web sites that may be useful for vocational training are

www.eastlothian.gov.uk/skillscentre

http://southeastscotlandacademies.org/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2 pupils choosing their subjects for S3

Some parents of S2 pupils have been asking about the timetable for S2 pupils choosing their subjects for S3 .
The pupils currently take 21 subjects in S2 but in S3 they will take 13 subjects.
This will include core subjects English, Maths

All of this will be explained fully at the S2 information evening at the school on March 11th.
S2 reports will be issued on the 19th of March
S2 Parent Consultation evening on the 24th of March
S2 Deadline for course choices is the 1st of April

All these dates are on the calendar on the school website
http://www.ka-net.org.uk/calendar/2015-01

Please note that all important dates for all year groups are already on the school calendar so if want to plan ahead well worth a look.