S@S Accelerate 2016

S@S Accelerate offer two summer programmes, which are held at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, for pupils at the end of S4, S5 and thinking about going to University. It aims to provide a targeted focus on the pupils’ chosen area of academic interest, giving them a head start on the road to their chosen career.

In 2016, there are ten areas pupils can choose from, depending on their career aspirations:

S@S Accelerate 1 (Monday 20th  – Friday 24th June 2016)

  • Mini Space Academy (Electronic & Electrical Engineering)
  • Psychology
  • Product Design
  • Sport

S@S Accelerate 2 (Monday 25th – Friday 29th July 2016)

  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Education
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Physics

The cost of S@S Accelerate is £125 and the programme it is non-residential.

Please visit our website for further information: http://www.strath.ac.uk/sees/wideningaccess/


If you are considering a career in the armed or uniformed services you might like to do your week of work experience with the army.

If you are interested in this, please ensure that your guidance teacher or Miss Patterson, who is collating the list, has a note of your name before the end of this week so a place can be booked for you.

This will take place in June so would be instead of any other work experience placement.

[Further details, consent forms etc will be issued at a later stage.]


Science and Engineering Open Day

Are you interested in Science, Engineering, Technology or Maths?

Edinburgh College are holding a Science and Engineering Open Day on Friday 26 February at their Midlothian Campus from 1.30-4.30 pm.

Edinburgh College is inviting you to explore their facilities, find out about opportunities in STEM related courses, grab the opportunity to chat to local employers and see first-hand:
• Scotland’s first solar meadow research and teaching centre
• Live 3D printing
• PLC elevator in action
• Inner workings of our electric car fleet
• Student built electric race car
• Interactive hydraulics lab
• Tensile testing where you can test metals and plastics to fracture

Schools and students can book to attend during scheduled slots:
1pm – 2pm
2pm – 3pm
3pm – 4pm
Tours will start half past the hour and will last approx 20 minutes.

We understand some schools finish at lunchtime on Fridays, please be aware students can attend this event independently during the listed timeslots.

Edinburgh College, Midlothian campus
46 Dalhousie Road, Dalkeith, Edinburgh, EH22 3FR

Book your slot here

RBS apprenticeship positions

RBS are currently recruiting for many apprenticeship positions, in multiple locations in Scotland. The minimum requirements are 2 National 5’s at grace C or above in English and Maths or equivalent qualifications.
RBS recruit for thousands of apprenticeship opportunities each year within different locations and with different requirements. All of the September 2016 vacancies are available for any person interested in starting an intermediate, advanced or higher apprenticeship within Accounting, Financial Services, Marketing, HR, Law or Business, to view and apply for now at www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk.
Should you require any further information please advise. Our apprenticeships team would be more than happy to take any queries on 0203 131 5165.

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S1-S3 Hive Careers Trips

Hive event 2016

“Are you interested in a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics? Careers Hive, which is a new flagship project by the Edinburgh International Science Festival, are offering an innovative experience through which young people can engage in thinking about their future. School groups will get stuck in to hands-on workshops, listen to short, inspiring talks by motivational young speakers, and meet early and mid-career professionals from a wide range of companies and enterprises to find out more about what it is like to work in the fields of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

This visit will take place on Wednesday the 2 March 2016 at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh from 1-4pm. If you are in S1-S3 and want to take part or would like more information, please see Dr Walling or Mr Chambers in the science department.”


S2 into S3 Choices 2016


The on-line option form for S2 into S3 Course Choices is now live. It will be live until 26th February.

Please remember that this is NOT “1st come 1st served” – but all the choices must be completed by 26th February.

Complete your form here: S2 into S3 Choices 2016

You will need your Edubuzz log-in details to complete this form.

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DTP and Men ACYW Vaccinations – Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 February

Please see below for the timings of the vaccinations due to take place on Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 February in school.

Monday 1st

Girls only

3Go1  9.20am

3Go2  9.30am

3Go3 9.45am

3Gr1  9.55am

3Gr2  10.10am

3Se1  10.25am

3Se2  11.00am

Boys only

3Go1  11.10am

3Go2  11.20 am

3Go3  11.30 am

3Gr 1  11.40 am

3Gr2  11.50 am

3Se1  12.00 noon

3Se2  12.15 pm

Girls only

4Go1  12.30 pm

4Go2  1.45 pm

4Gr1   1.55 pm

Boys only

4Go1  2.05 pm

4Go2  2.15 pm

4Gr1  2.25 pm

6 students names tbc 2.35 pm

4Gr2  2.45 pm

4Se1  2.50 pm  Boys and girls together

4Se2  3 pm  Boys and girls together



Girls only

5Go1 9.20 am

5Go2 9.30 am

5Gr1  9.45 am

5Gr2  9.55 am

5Se1  10.10 am

5Se2  10.20 am

Boys only

5Go1  11am

5Go2  11.10 am

5Gr1  11.20 am

5Gr2  11.30 am

5Se1  11.40 am

5Se2  11.50 am

Girls only

6Go1  12 pm

6Go2 and 6Gr1  12.10 pm

6Gr2  12.20 pm

6Se2  12.30 pm

6Se1  12.40 pm

Boys only

6Go1 and 6Go2  1.45 pm

6Gr1  2 pm

6Gr2  2.10 pm

6Se1  2.20 pm

6Se2  2.30 pm