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Preparing for Higher Exams in Maths and Science – NESCol

Preparing for Higher Exams in Maths and Science – NESCol

NESCol are offering a series of short courses available to assist those preparing for end of year exams in Higher Sciences and Maths.

Over seven evening sessions in the weeks leading up to the final exam, learners will work in small groups with other candidates to practice exam-style questions. Coaching during the class will help them improve the way they approach a range of questions. We will also cover aspects of the curriculum which have been identified as poorly answered in previous exams.

All classes are 18.00-21.00 and run at our Aberdeen City Campus (Gallowgate). Further details of the courses is available through the links below:

Preparation for Higher Biology – commencing 4th March

Biology – North East Scotland College (nescol.ac.uk)

Preparation for Higher Chemistry – commencing 20th  March

Chemistry – North East Scotland College (nescol.ac.uk)

Preparation for Higher Maths – commencing 13th and 14th March

Maths – North East Scotland College (nescol.ac.uk)

Preparation for Higher Physics – commencing 27th February

Physics – North East Scotland College (nescol.ac.uk)

Preparation for Higher Computing Science – commencing 30th March

Computing Science – North East Scotland College (nescol.ac.uk)

National Apprenticeship Week – W/C February 5th 2024

National Apprenticeship Week – W/C February 5th 2024

National Apprenticeship Week starts on Monday 5th February 2024.

National Apprenticeship Week 2024 LIVE – 

Find out more information regarding apprenticeships and hear from Companies such as M Group Services, National Nuclear Laboratory, Arnold Clark, Weightmans, ABP Beef, BT, and many more will be joining us each day.

They will be discussing the stereotypes surrounding apprenticeships and highlighting the incredible opportunities they offer within their organisations, including degree apprenticeships. This is a fantastic chance to hear directly from current apprentices about their own experiences.

If interested you can REGISTER for NAW 2024 LIVE by clicking on the following link to Register Now

We are looking forward to celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2024 with you and a community of apprenticeship enthusiasts.

Careers Fair Alford Academy – 15th February 2024

Careers Fair Alford Academy – 15th February 2024


 

Alford Academy Careers Evening 

After the success of Alford Academy’s careers evening held in March we are organising another to take place on Thursday 15th February 2024 from 6-8pm.  The Careers Evening will be a community event where everyone is welcome to attend.

If you work for a company or organisation who would like to get involved and have a stall at the event please contact Alford Academy.

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Pupils who are awaiting delayed EMA payments should receive these on November 3rd

An Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is an allowance of £30 per week, which can be paid to eligible students who stay on in education after the age of 16 years. Your EMA is paid every 2 weeks during school term time (subject to conditions being met) and it is not paid during the holidays.

More information can be found here:

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) – Aberdeenshire Council

 

 

U15 Girls Football : Scottish Shield

U15 Girls Football : Scottish Shield

Another good performance from our U15 girls this afternoon.  In an entertaining match V Lochside in the Scottish shield we finished 7-3 winners meaning we progress through to the next stage.

Goal scorers were Abby (S1) who got two, Olivia (S2) who also scored two and Olivia (S3) with a hatrick. A huge thank you to Elanor (S2) and Amy (S1) who took a 1/2 each in goals.

The girls have made a superb start to their season and we look forward to further matches after the October break.

U15 Girls Football

U15 Girls Football

A highly competitive match v Turriff Academy finished 2-2 yesterday afternoon.  The girls worked hard and impressed us with their workrate and positive attitude, and they are shaping up to be an exciting team to watch.  Our next match is Friday 13th October v Lochside in the Scottish Shield.

 

U15 Girls Football

U15 Girls Football

Our U15 girls started their season with a competitive match v Meldrum Academy at home.  The team worked hard and our goal scorers were Olivia (S2), Abby (S1), Leia (S1) and Daisy (S1).   The team demonstrated a lot of potential, but unfortunately we were defeated this time. We are excited for our forthcoming matches next week : Monday home v Turriff in the league and Friday home v Lochside in the Scottish shield.

 

S3 Project Based Learning – Legacies of Slavery

S3 Project Based Learning – Legacies of Slavery

S3 pupils visited the Legacies of Slavery exhibition at Aberdeen University library, as part of their ongoing PBL (Project Based Learning) on the theme of racism. The exhibition provided an interesting insight into the local connections Aberdeen has with slavery, allowing students to make real-world connections between their learning and their local area. 

 

Pupils took part in a workshop, exploring the importance of a name and the impact on personal identity- something that was removed for slaves. They also looked into some of the names of streets and places in the local area with links to the slave trade (Jamaica Street, Sugarhouse Lane, Imperial Place). Also discussed was the fact that slave names have been erased from history, all record of their original identity has been lost/removed. However, the names of the slave traders remain famous. 

 

The exhibition contained a variety of interesting materials including the stories of the slaves who lived and worked here. The economic impact of slavery was also explained- some famous Aberdeen landmarks were built with proceeds of the slave trade.  Shockingly, the compensation paid to slave owners was such a large amount that the debt was only paid off in full in 2015- the abolition of slavery occurred in 1833. 

 

Many thanks to all involved at the University of Aberdeen for the production of such an interesting and important exhibition- our visit was an eye-opening one and provided our learners with an invaluable learning experience.

S5/6 Work Experience in Technology

S5/6 Work Experience in Technology

An opportunity has arisen for S5 and S6 pupils interested in a career in Technology to attend work experience. The events are in Glasgow but may be of interest to some S5/6 pupils.

Please use the links to learn more about the J.P. Morgan Work Experience Day and Application Masterclass events.

 

Eligibility criteria:

  • JPM Work Experience – S5 and S6 students (no students over 18)
  • JPM Application Masterclass – S5 (no students over 18)

 

 

Mentors in Violence Prevention : Leadership and the Role of the Bystander

Mentors in Violence Prevention : Leadership and the Role of the Bystander

Our young people have been discussing what skills and qualities are required for a leader particularly in the role of MVP.

They will be developing and using these skills in order to educate peers in topics such as social media use, friendship interactions etc and may have to use their leadership traits to deliver sessions on topics that people find challenging or have fixed views about.

The role and responsibility of the bystander is to speak up and interrupt inappropriate statements / behaviour : the standard we walk past is the standard we accept.

 

 

 

 

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