Attention S4/5/6 – Exam Timetable 2014

By now, all pupils should have received their individual printed timetable for the upcoming exams.  Pupils will receive another copy of this by the end of the week, through registration.  Pupils should please have a final check of the details and get back to Mrs Moore if there are any questions or issues arising.

Each day, a register will be displayed in the Social Area as it was during the prelims.  Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of each exam.  Pupils are reminded that mobile phones are not permitted in the exam rooms. All pupils are expected to be in school on Monday 28th April, unless they have Modern Studies on Tuesday 29th April.

Please note, as previously mentioned in assembly, that while days and dates have not changed from the national SQA Exam Timetable, some very small adjustments (permitted by SQA) have been made to start/finish times in order to minimise disruption to exams during our own NBHS school day.  Continue reading

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Calling all Spanish and French Pupils!

Miss Gairdner and Mrs Zulaica are very kindly offering revision sessions in Spanish and French from 4pm on Mondays after school. These revision sessions will start after the Easter break and will be on offer until the end of the language exams.

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Scottish Youth Railcard Changes

We are pleased to inform you of changes which will make it easier for 16,17 and 18 year olds to access discounted rail fares.

From today, young people in this age group will be able to access concessionary fares (50% of weekly and monthly tickets and 1/3 discount on off-peak single or return journeys), simply by showing their existing Young Scot National Entitlement Card when buying a ticket.

This new process removes the need for the young person to apply for and present a rail voucher in exchange for a railcard.  Continue reading

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Top Tips on Maths Revision

Visit:

http://scholar.hw.ac.uk/Scotland/News/2014/March/Top_tips_for_Higher_Maths_revision

for Top Tips on Maths Revision from one of the Scholar on-line Discussion Board Tutors – you can either listen on-line or download as an mp3 file for later listening.

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Picking up from School

Could we please remind parents that vehicles are not allowed to park outside the designated bays on the access road outside the entrance to the school. There has been an increase in this recently, especially with parents picking up pupils at the end of the day and, unfortunately, it has caused problems for access. There is ample parking in the car parks by the school playing fields. Many thanks.

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S4/5/6 Study Leave

S4 learners who are studying 4 or more National 5 courses will have study leave from 29th April – 30th May inclusive.  S4 learners who are studying fewer than 4 National 5 courses will not have study leave but will follow an alternative programme. Any S4 learner studying fewer than 4 National 5 courses will have the opportunity to study at home the day before each timetabled exam but should otherwise be in school or at an ELC centrally organised event.  The events programme is still to be finalised but we will share this information here on the website as soon as we can.

S5/6 learners will have study leave from 29th April – 30th May inclusive.

The new timetable commences on Monday 2nd June. Continue reading

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S4-S5 Students interested in pursuing a career in Medicine

Are you an S4-S5 student interested in pursuing a career in medicine?  If so the Medic Insight Day Event will be on Saturday 26th April at George Watson’s College, Edinburgh. Medic Insight is a unique platform run by medical students at the University of Edinburgh with the support of NHS Lothian doctors, which aims to give school pupils a real insight into a career in medicine and life as a medical student. Our day event is an interesting and highly informative event, involving a series of talks from guest speakers followed by workshops for hands-on experience. The registration form is now OPEN and can be accessed via www.medicinsight.com under the heading of “Edinburgh Day Registration”. Registration is advised as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

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Study Support

Many subjects across the school offer supported study sessions for senior pupils (S4-6) at lunchtimes or after school.  Please click here to access a useful list of times and days for curricular areas across the school.

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Careers Update – April 2014

Welcome back!

  • Weds 23 April – 1pm library, Jess Thomson and Tim Lahaise on getting into architecture. Pupils/students interested in this career are welcome to attend and get some up to date information on what makes a successful application.
  • Thur 24 April – 1pm library, Amy Ireland, Fraser Thomson, Catriona Marsden and Gareth Grant  on getting into medicine. Pupils/students interested in this career are welcome to attend and get some up to date information on what makes a successful application.
  • Anyone interested in a college course for 2014/15 should have applied and if you need to do so register at www.edinburghcollege.ac.uk as soon as possible. I have some resources to help you at www.tinyurl.com/nbht49f
  • Current vacancies posted at http://edubuzz.org/careers

Mick Burns
Careers Adviser
mick.burns@sds.co.uk
Twitter
: mckburns2

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Careers

I have posted several vacancies and some information on Modern Apprenticeships at edubuzz.org/careers

Mick Burns
Careers Adviser
mick.burns@sds.co.uk
Twitter
: mickburns2

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College Open Days

Please click on the link to view college open days: http://www.edubuzz.org/careers/2014/03/11/edinburgh-college-open-days/

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Careers Update

Edinburgh College have Open Day events and you can find more details here:

http://www.edubuzz.org/careers/2014/03/11/edinburgh-college-open-days/

Mick Burns
Careers Adviser
mick.burns@sds.co.uk
Twitter
: mick.burns2

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