S3-5 Course Choice

S3-5 Course Choice

All pupils, in S3-5, have received their course choice sheets in Assembly today.  The course choice booklet is available on Google Classroom for them to find out more information on each of the subjects on offer.

They are also encouraged to speak to their Guidance teacher if they have any questions or queries regarding course choice.

Deadline for return is Thursday 7 March.

Deadline for College Course or City Campus Courses is Friday 8 March.

A copy of the booklet that pupils can refer to is here – S3-5 Learner Review Booklet

The range of subjects on offer can be found here.  S5-6 Choices Grid S4 Choices Grid

Finally the form that all pupils should have been given in Assembly can be found here.

The pupils were given two copies; one white and a coloured one.  The white copy is a practice sheet and the coloured one is the final submission to be handed in by Thursday 7 March.

S3 – PINK sheet – S3 Choice Form

S4 – PEACH sheet – S4 & S5 Choice Form V2

S5 – BLUE sheet – S4 & S5 Choice Form V2

Foundation Apprenticeship Information Evenings

NESCol are holding 2 awareness raising events for Foundation Apprenticeships at the two campuses.  These events are for pupils and parents who are interested in Foundation Apprenticeships for the 2019 intake.  The pupils will have a chance to speak to Faculty staff members and current apprentices to find out more about the qualifications.  They will also have the opportunity to see the facilities at the college.

Pupils interested should register using the links below if they wish to attend. Please note there are separate links for the two events


Mon 25 Feb 2019 – https://bit.ly/2MszUDM – Altens

Tues 26 Feb 2019 – https://bit.ly/2HwPaR5 – Gallowgate


Please also find attached the information about the Foundation Apprenticeships being offered in the college along with the days and times they are scheduled to run.  There are some courses where the days and times are still to be confirmed.  Please be aware that these times are subject to change and courses will only run if there are sufficient applicants.  Open night leaflet – Aberdeen

Pupils in S3-5 will be receiving their course choice information and sheets in Assemblies on Friday 15 February.

Course Choice & Careers Evening – Tuesday 19 February 2019

Careers Evening – Tuesday 19 February 6 pm – 8 pm

All pupils in S2-6, will be given the opportunity in school to sign up for the Careers and Course Choice Information Evening.  They will also have access to a list of careers talks that are taking place on the night which they can sign up for prior the event.

For health and safety reasons, it is essential that pupils complete the Google Form if they are attending the Careers Evening.  We would ask you to encourage your child to take advantage of a great resource and sign up for the stalls and talks available to them.  Parent’s can also hear about course choice information in talks that are provided by the Senior Management Team throughout the evening and are encouraged to sign up for talks and the stalls be using the Google Link below.

The idea behind the Careers Evening is to give young people more information about jobs and careers that may be available in the local area and a chance to talk to people working in those fields.

We hope that this event will give our pupils information and an insight into not only the careers they might want to pursue but also what they will have to do in the next few months or years to prepare themselves more fully for the future.

We would like parents to attend so that you can also gather information which will help you to support your son/ daughter as they make the decisions which will have so much impact on their future.  The evening will also help them prepare and make decisions about their course choices for the next year at school.

We have invited local individuals, companies and organisations to provide displays of information about possible jobs or careers in their particular field.  Some may have leaflets you can take away with you.  Some have also agreed to have personnel present to and answer any questions you may have about:

  • Job opportunities
  • Pay and benefits
  • Training and qualifications required
  • Useful subjects to study at school
  • What other skills and qualities would be useful.

There will also be a number of talks taking place which pupils can sign up for on Google Forms at the following link:  https://goo.gl/forms/BnTjX8QCtAAhUsC53

The talks will provide them with first hand information about different careers, opportunities and help in certain areas.

Senior Management will also be in attendance to help you answer any questions you may have about the course choice procedures as well as discussing the right choices for your son/daughter.

Please click on the following link to find out which businesses and organisation will be attending the event.  Businesses Attending 2018-19 (This will be updated once businesses finalise their attendance)

There are also a number of talks taking place throughout the night which we would encourage people to sign up for.  This can be done on the google classroom link.  Click the following link to find out what is available.  Career Talks 2018-19


If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact Mrs J Cruickshank, Depute Head Teacher on 01224 707583.