Your Exams 2017

The following documents were issued to all S4, S5 and S6 pupils at a recent assembly and can be downloaded via the links in bold below.

  • Your Exams 2017
  • MIS Candidate Details

YourExams2017smlThe Your Exams 2017 booklet contains several pages of advice about preparing for exams, procedures on the day, conduct in the exam room, writing answers to the exam questions, marking and the SQA’s Results Service.

The back page has a ‘cut out and keep’ SCN Card which can be brought into the exam room to remind pupils of their candidate number. No other cards or documents are permitted in the room. The card should not be used to record any other piece of information.

Also issued was a printout from the school’s Management Information System for pupils to check details such as the name to be printed on exam certificates, date of birth, home address, and the subjects and levels they are currently being presented for. Any change of address before results certificates are posted must be communicated in writing to the school office by Monday 26 June.


The GYRBTOE booklet explains how pupils can sign up for SQA Results Service, where their results will be sent electronically via SMS or e-mail, anywhere in the world, at 8.00 AM on the day the results come out.

Pupils are required to sign up via by 18 July with a valid e-mail address and must activate their account no later than 20 July in order to receive their results electronically. Certificates will still be sent through the post.


Estimate Exams – Assembly Presentation

examinfoA PDF copy of the presentation slides used at the Estimate Exams assembly are available via the link below.

All pupils are expected to read the information and to follow the instructions. Failing to follow these instructions may result in an allegation of cheating or disciplinary misconduct.

Estimate Exams Assembly

A PDF copy of the letter issued in December regarding Study Leave is also available by clicking the link here.

Girls Get Set – Success for Team Weetabex!

S3 Girls Get Set

S3 girls have been working on an engineering project for the last 7 weeks.  The girls worked in teams to solve an engineering problem led by our two mentors, Chris and Ross, from GE Oil & Gas.  This project focused on the development of an environmentally friendly mobile phone charger.  The challenge helped the girls develop communication and organisational skills and really taught them how to work with others.  Our girls came up with some very innovative ideas and eventually had to present these to a team of ‘Dragons’.  A winning team was picked by the judges and the final idea will be presented in the finale day on 18 June 2017.

The winning team for the first project was Team Weetabex!  Well done girls!

Bridge of Don Academy Pupils Meet Olympian and Paralympian Medalists

Bridge of Don Academy Pupils Meet Olympian and Paralympian Medalists – by Amie Flett

Bridge of Don Academy were specially selected out of all the schools in Aberdeen to attend a homecoming celebration for Scottish Olympians and Paralympians on the 28th of September. A team of 20 pupils set out at 8:30am and headed down to Edinburgh to attend the special event at Heriot Watt University and meet a variety of successful athletes from team GB. Among these athletes included gold medalist Katie Archibald, silver medalist David Florence, Paralympic gold medalist Joanna Butterfield, Paralympic silver and gold medalist Gordon Reid, silver and gold medalist Callum Skinner and many, many more.

During the event the pupils had the opportunity to meet and greet with all the attending athletes and ask any questions they had and take pictures with them. The event also included sporting activities, for all the pupils who attended, to take part in such as basketball, rowing, tennis and judo. After having the opportunity to mingle with the Olympians and Paralympians, the pupils were invited to take a seat for a congratulating ceremony and a Q and A with team GB.

Before this however the First Prime Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, took the time to congratulate the team and included some inspirational words for the young people who attended the event. She said: ‘For team GB and Paralympics GB, as we’ve heard, Rio was record-breaking, the best performance in terms of medals in a long, long, long time, in some respects the best ever. Scotland really played its part in terms of the number of athletes competing across the number of sports winning a record number of medals so we should be really proud that we contributed at a huge amount to the overall success of the GB efforts, both in the Olympics and the Paralympics.’

She also added some encouragement and inspiration for the pupils: ‘To all of you young people here today, think about what you can achieve in the future, I’m pretty sure as I look around here right now, that in this room, here and now, there are Olympic champions and Paralympic champions of the future.’

It’s fair to say that Bridge of Don pupils were feeling very inspired and motivated by these Scottish athletes after hearing about their stories and understanding that they go through the same things as we do, they have good days and they have bad days but that never stops them from achieving what they wish to achieve and reaching their ultimate goal, which is shown by the amount of gold medals seen around the necks of multiple Olympians and Paralympians. It is also fantastic to know that no matter what goal in sport you are aspiring to achieve, the whole of Scotland are behind you supporting you by what Nicola Sturgeon assures us.

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