SQA Exams and Study Leave 2018

An SQA assembly was held on Thursday 19 April for S4, S5 and S6 pupils to discuss the various SQA procedures and expectations surrounding the SQA exams. The following items were issued that day:

  • Individual Pupil Exam Timetable;
  • SQA’s ‘Your Exams 2018‘ booklet with the SCN pupil card;
  • A Study Leave letter with dates of study leave and clear expectations of pupil conduct over the next six weeks.

The Study Leave letter is available to download in PDF format by clicking the link above and covers the following areas:

  • Key Dates
  • Study Leave Arrangements
  • Exam Arrangements
  • Exam Conduct
  • Exams Finishing Beyond The End Of The Day
  • Post Study Leave
  • Exam Results & Results Service, including Exceptional Circumstances and Post Results
  • S6 Leavers

A copy of the letter is available in text format here which can then be translated into another language using the Google Translate at the bottom of the web page.

The ‘Your Exams 2018’ booklet is also available, via the link above, in Gaelic, Polish, Traditional Chinese, Punjabi and Urdu.

Careers & Course Choice Information Evening

Careers Evening – Tuesday 20 February

All pupils 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.

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/iFEwwSrEAPvNQxfu2

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

Heads of House and 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.  Business Attending 2017-18 (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 2017-18


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

Prelim Exams Jan/Feb 2018

The following documents provide information to pupils about the upcoming study leave for this year’s prelim exam diet. Assemblies will be held on Thursday 18 January to outline final arrangements and ensure all pupils are fully familiar with expectations of the school and code of conduct laid out by the SQA. The documents below are available to download in PDF format.

Please continue to check Google Classroom for any last minute updates to the exam timetable. It is your responsibility to make sure you check all information up until the day of your exam.