Higher Education Convention 2016

Higher Education Convention

Edinburgh Corn Exchange

Wednesday 7th September 2016 12.00 – 3.30

All S5 or S6 students intending or considering University should attend this event.

It is being run on the Wednesday afternoon to minimise disruption as students will only need to miss one academic lesson.
The cost will be £4.00 per student to cover the cost of the coach there and back.

There are only 66 places available strictly on a first come first served basis.

Consent form and £4.00 must be handed in to Mrs Wilson in the guidance office to secure a place. (See below)

Once all places have been allocated and a place confirmed Miss Patterson will arrange for those going on the trip to register for a ticket with her during SE at the start of next term.

Alton Towers 2016

Alton_Towers_Resort_LogoThere will be a meeting for all students involved in this trip on Thursday 16th June in Miss Rankin’s room at 1.20. Final information regarding the trip will be handed out so it is important you are there.

Please see me asap if you cannot attend.

C Bishop

New S6 – Blazer Fitting – Tuesday 14 June

The new S6 students will be fitted for their blazers on Tuesday 14 June. Could classes please come down to the common room promptly at the timings listed below. If you are not going to be in school on Tuesday for any reason, please come and see the office. Thanks

9.30 am 6Go1
10 am 6Go2
10.30 am and after break (11 am) 6Gr1
11.15 am 6Gr2
11.45 am 6Se1
12.15 pm 6Se2

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Win A Chromebook

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Draw closes at 1pm on the 29th June 2016

Other draws which close on Friday 10th June 2016 at 10am include a mini weather station/clock and a memory stick.
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Arkwright – FREE courses for your final year students

Here’s a fantastic opportunity for final-year students in S6 (Scotland). This opportunity is open to all students not just Arkwright Scholars.

Do you have a keen interest in software, computing, telecommunications, cyber security, maths and ethics and are planning to start university to study Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths or Social Science either in autumn this year, or in autumn 2017 after a gap year?

If so, Arkwright are delighted to offer you the chance of FREE places at three prestigious Cyber Security residential courses in July/August this year delivered by GCHQ and their training partner QA. See the courses’ details, locations, dates, eligibility criteria and how to apply on our website at: http://www.arkwright.org.uk/exclusive/cyberfirst_advanced.htm .

Students who are chosen to attend one of these courses could enhance their application for one of the new CyberFirst Student Bursaries to support their university studies – that’s £4,000 per year for every year of your undergraduate course!

If you think you’ve got what it takes to impress the experts at GCHQ and QA, you should check you eligibility on the webpage and apply NOW for one of the FREE places. Only 90 free places are being offered (30 at each course). The deadline for applications is Friday 17th June 2016

Basic student eligibility requirements are:

  • Must be a UK national
  • Must be at least 18 years old on the day before their chosen course starts in July/August this year.

This opportunity is open to all your final year students (who meet the eligibility criteria), not just Arkwright Scholars.

Alton Towers 2016


Any pupils still wishing to take part in the Alton Towers trip 2016 must ensure they have returned their parental consent form and deposit to me by Friday 3rd June (next Friday).

C Bishop


A reminder that the trip parental meeting is on 6 June 2016 at 6.30 pm in the school assembly hall.  Please note there is also a meeting for students on the same day at lunchtime (1.15 pm) in the ASSEMBLY HALL.  It is vital that you attend this meeting.