Biology prelims

The Biology prelims will take place:

First set: 11-18 November

Biology: Year two of 2 year National 5, Year two of 2 year Higher

Second set: 20-31 January

Biology: National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher

 

Skills Scotland Event Morning Thursday 9 November

Students who intend on leaving school in 2018 (June or December) should attend this event to help plan their destination and/or back up plans B and C.

£4 is required to cover the cost of transport plus a completed consent form. Please return this to Mrs Wilson or Miss Patterson in the guidance office to secure a place.
(If you are over 16 you can complete the consent form yourself).

Website: http://www.skillsscotlandedinburgh.co.uk/site/23/Welcome.html

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/

New immunisation programme against meningitis

Consent packs for vaccinations from NHS Lothian were distributed to pupils in S3 to S6 on Tuesday 1 December.

Every year, pupils in S3 are offered the Teenage booster to complete their life long protection, through routine immunisations, against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.

In addition this year all S3 – S6 pupils are recommended a meningitis vaccine (ACWY). This is to protect against the W strain of meningitis which is on the increase across the UK.

Please read the letter, discuss the vaccinations and return completed and signed consent forms to school by Friday 11 December.injections

Exam Timetables

If you are in S4-6 and are due to be sitting SQA exams shortly and have NOT yet received your examination timetable, please contact the school office as a matter of urgency.  Many thanks.

Exam Leave 2015

Please see below letter that was recently distributed to all S4-6 students. Further copies can be obtained from the office or downloaded. The exam leave sheet should be returned to the school office no later than Tuesday 31 March.

Attention All Current S4 and S5 students

All current S4 and S5 need to hand in their course choice forms to their Guidance teacher by Friday this week (20th March).
Please ensure you hand the form in whether you are staying on to school next year or not and make sure you and your parent/guardian have signed the form