The Prize Draw is getting better. This year, instead of one prize every month, there’s going to be two – £50 and £25 – doubling your chance of winning and (almost) doubling the prize money! Over the last two years the Prize Draw has raised £6,500 to refurbish and re-stock the School Library. This year we’re focusing on new visual equipment (projector and associated kit) for the School Hall and Mental Health Initiatives to benefit all pupils. So, if you’re not already signed up to the Prize Draw, there’s no time like the present. To join, click on this link and follow the instructions on the form: http://bit.ly/PDApplication You can find the Rules for the Prize Draw at: http://bit.ly/PDRules
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Our Sound Production courses are back and applications are now open to everyone aged sixteen plus. Our Sound Production Course is free and is fully funded by our partnership with Fife College.
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Remarkable Success in our North Berwick High School 2017 Exam Results
Our exam results represent hundreds of individual stories of hard work, success and sometimes disappointment. We both celebrate those individual successes at events such as the school prize-giving, and also work with the small number of disappointed pupils to ensure they find positive ways forward.
As a school, we also pay close attention to the performance of whole year-groups. This year we have seen remarkable improvements. I put this down to our restructured senior-phase curriculum, and to the hard work of our pupils, teachers, parents and other partners. I would like to think that the work we have done with senior phase pupils on effective study strategies has also played some small part!
The graphs below summarise the improvements we have seen in S4 and S5 since 2015, the last set of results in our old curriculum structure.
In particular, I am delighted by the increase in the percentage of S5 pupils gaining 5 Highers, and the number of those gaining 5 A grades. I am also delighted that the percentage of S4 pupils gaining at least 4 National 5 awards has risen from 65% to 79%. I have studied school attainment statistics for many years, and I can honestly say this is an unprecedented scale of improvement. I cannot wait to see how our new S5 build on their successes this year!
The winner in the July draw is Douglas Laird, who receives a cheque for £40. Thank you to all who already support this valuable fundraiser. If you’d like to sign up please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For an annual sub of just £18 your name gets entered into 12 monthly draws, each for £40.
Senior Prizegiving will take place on
Thursday 7th September
S4 – 6.30pm
S5 and S6 – 8.00pm
More details to follow