Calling all S6 Entrepreneurs

Are you interested in experiencing first-hand the setting up and running of your own company in school over the course of the year?  It is your company – you elect the Board of Directors from amongst the members, raise share capital and market and finance a product or service of your own choice, in doing so learning about all aspects of business such as market research, finance, sales, production or service provision, customer service and HR as well as enhancing your CV and your personal statement.

Young Enterprise is open to all S6’s regardless of whether you have studied Business Management.

Interested, come along at interval on Monday 25 August to C18.  If you can’t make the meeting or want further information, please see Mrs Scott in Business Education.

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Senior Phase (S4-6) Exam Timetables

For any student who is sitting an exam in the next few weeks, exam timetables will be distributed by your register teacher on Wednesday 23 April.  Please check this carefully to ensure that all exams you are sitting are mentioned and that your address is your current one as this is where your SQA certificate will be sent.  Any problems please see Mrs Smith in the office as soon as possible.

Leavers forms

Any senior phase student (S4-6) who is leaving school after the exams must complete a leavers form – this includes all S6 students.

These forms can be obtained from the school office.  They should be completed at the end or towards the end of your exams and handed back into the office.

leaver

Revised Senior Phase Prelim Timetable 2014

The Senior Phase Prelim Timetable has been revised to. The only changes to the printed version are on Monday 27th Jan (English: Higher & National 5) – the timings of these exams has been modified. Please update your own version from here.

Senior Phase Prelims 2014 Version 2.0 revised from Version 1.1

Please note that a small number of pupils may have concurrent exams – please check to see if you are one of these pupils and if you are let your teachers know so that alternative arrangements can be made for you.

Senior Phase Coaching Session 2

The next coaching session is due to take place between Monday 6 January and  Monday 20 January.  Could students please make appointments to see their coach.  The focus of this meeting is ‘How can I maximise my success in the prelims?’

My Place Photography Competition

The My Place Photography Competition is a built environment photographic project run by the Scottish Civic Trust for primary and secondary school-aged children throughout Scotland.  It aims to provide young people with the opportunity to express their thoughts, experiences and perspectives on the heritage, buildings and archaeology around them.

All entries will be placed in an online gallery, displayed in a public exhibition and recognised with a certificate.

Two winners will be selected by a panel of judges and these will go on to represent Scotland in a worldwide exhibition and catalogue.

Competition deadline: 31 JANUARY 2014

If you would like to enter this competition or would like more information please see Mr Lanyon

S6 PL Challenge

Mrs Allan would like to see all S6 PL Challenge helpers on Tuesday 29th October at 3pm in Lab 9 to discuss the details of the quiz event that you will be leading with your class the following week. Those students making up the questions must bring these along to this meeting.

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Skills Scotland Event – Thursday 31 October

The Skills Scotland event is aimed at students planning to go into employment, training, apprenticeships or to college when they leave school.

We would expect any S5 and 6 students with plans to do so or to use any of these as a back-up to university to attend.  S4 students who are planning to leave or might leave in the summer should also attend.

The cost will be £5.00 per trip to cover the cost of the coaches.

Further details can be found on the event website at: http://www.skillsscotlandedinburgh.co.uk/site/23/about-the-event.html

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis as there are limited places available.

Places can only be secured by handing £5.00 per trip and completed consent form to Mrs Wilson in the guidance office.  Further information and consent form can be found on the link below

skills scotland letter only 2013 with consent as page 2.

NHS Careers event

Tuesday, 17th September 2013 at St Augustine’s High School 2-3 pm.

Open to S4, S5 & S6 year students who are interested in a career with NHS Lothian.

Pupils must be registered for the event and will be responsible for their own travel to and from the event.

If interested see Miss Patterson in guidance to collect a letter and have your name added to the list for the organisers to check.

UCAS – Deadlines

15 October 2013

Applications for Oxford, Cambridge or any course in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine/science should arrive at UCAS by this deadline. The reference has to be completed before the application can be sent to us

10 December

School’s deadline for all UCAS applications to be paid for and sent.  Once this is done Guidance teachers can attach references and send to UCAS by 15 January 2014.

15 January 2014

Applications for the majority of courses should arrive at UCAS by this deadline (check course details for the correct deadline). The reference has to be completed before your application can be sent to us

25 February 2014

Extra begins

24 March 2014

Applications for some art and design courses should arrive at UCAS by this deadline (others have a 15 January deadline – check course details to confirm the correct deadline). The reference has to be completed before your application can be sent to us

7 May 2014

If you receive all your uni/college decisions by 31 March you must reply to any offers by this date (except for Extra) or they’ll be declined