The following letter has been issued to S4 to S6 pupils and contains information regarding key dates, study dates, exam arrangements, conduct, appeals process, Leavers’ Lunch and Induction Days.
Study Leave Letter 2017 (PDF)
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
The 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 www.mysqa.info 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.
A 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.
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!
The Estimate Exams for 2016-2017 will take place from Monday 23 January until Friday 3 February 2017.
A PDF copy of the exam timetable is available to view by clicking the link below.
Estimate Exam Timetable 2016-2017 (updated 12 Jan 2017)
(Updated 12 Jan 2017 – Media St Nat 5 now on Tue 31 Jan)
Here is the latest Careers pathway publication from North East Scotland College which is an extremely useful resource which profiles local learning opportunities and their pathways into employment sectors. This is particularly useful when thinking about your career path and perhaps subject choice if you are staying on in school.