Author: jghscouncilcomms

SQA unit assessment and exam changes

Please see attached letter.docx from the Director of Qualifcations Development at the SQA outlining the impact of the removal of units and unit assessments. For each National 5 course, the changes have resulted in one or more of the following:

  • extension of the existing question paper
  • extension/modification of the existing item of coursework
  • a new question paper
  • a new item of coursework

Street party

City of Edinburgh Council has approved a pilot scheme which will allow residents to apply for up to five, free road closures. The closures will allow children to play and residents to socialise between 1 April to 31 August 2017 on streets free of vehicles. Residents can apply via the Council’s website at playing out.

Engage: Careers Event

Fantastic opportunity for our pupils – the next ENGAGE event is on 7th March 6.30-8pm at Best Western Braids Hill Hotel – for pupils thinking about what to study, do, be.

Expert advice from:

  • Janet Archer, Chief Executive Officer, Creative Scotland
  • Kevin Hardwick, Personal Chair in Molecular Genetics, University of Edinburgh
  • Harris Cains, Business Development Manager, RF Com, Ltd,
  • Issaq Ahmed, Consultant Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon, University of Edinburgh & NHS Lothian
  • Sheila Roberston, Principal Procurator Fiscal Depute, High Court Unit, Crown Office.

ENGAGE is a Boroughmuir Parent Council Initiative also open to pupils from James Gillespie’s and George Watson’s schools – entry by donation.  More info at Engage Flyer.