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e-Sgoil – extra support for our Senior Phase Learners

e-Sgoil – extra support for our Senior Phase Learners

As part of the national e-learning programme , e-Sgoil are offering extra support and resources to help our young people with their learning and understanding of several subjects at all levels.

Please click the link below for more information.

e-Sgoil – Supporting Senior Phase Learners April 21


This is an extra resource to the in school provision and is designed as additional help to Senior Phase Learners. Please see the Senior phase Subject Drop in Timetable to view the subjects e-Sgoil accommodate.


Support from e-Sgoil would benefit any Senior Phase pupil who feels they need to catch up on any missed learning due to lockdown. Any pupil interested should register to take part by clicking on the link.



the 2020-2021 Student Guide “Your Coursework – What you need to know” is now available in digital form by following this link

It is vital that all students who will be submitting coursework this session are familiar whit he contents of this guide and understand the declaration that they are required to make when submitting work.

Printed copies of this are available to collect from Mr Gardner.





SDS Results Helpline Extended

SDS Results Helpline Extended

The SDS (Skills Development Scotland)  Results Helpline service, originally scheduled to close on 12 August, will remain open until 28 August.

The helpline will continue to offer support to young people (including school leavers) and their parents and carers for this extended period. Our expert advisers can provide reassurance as well as information and advice on Confirmation and Clearing as well as other options available.

  • The SDS Results Helpline service is now open until 28 August. Whatever your results, pupils, school leavers and parents and carers can speak to expert advisers about options. Call 0808 100 8000, 9am-5pm weekdays or visit .
  • You can also speak to your Skills Development Scotland school careers adviser about your next steps. Contact Inverurie Centre on 01467 623623, Peterhead Centre on 01779 479345 and Aberdeen Centre on 01224 285200
Nescol – College link courses

Nescol – College link courses

Nescol – Gallowgate and Altens

Dear Students,

Following the latest advice issued by the UK and Scottish governments this evening, NESCol can confirm additional measures in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

From 9am on Tuesday (March 17) face to face teaching at the College will be suspended. Alternative methods of delivery are being finalised. Students are not required to attend but premises will remain open to students until Friday (March 20) for those who require access.

Updates and guidance will continue to be provided by email to students and staff, through, College social media channels and MyNescol.

Pupils should attend school on Wednesday’s and follow their timetabled classes. Work for college should be carried out in study time and at home.

Please use the following guidelines in order to access work for college courses.


The link to blackboard –


They sign in with their student and normal password.


For those that have not accessed Blackboard their password would be initials and date of birth format:

WwDDMMYY example Ww050391

UCAS Exhibtion – Thursday 26th September 2019

UCAS Exhibtion – Thursday 26th September 2019

Alford Academy has secured a number of tickets for the UCAS exhibition in Elphinstone Hall at Aberdeen University on Thursday 26th September.  A bus will depart the campus at 9.15am and return at approximately 1.30pm.  The event is free to pupils in S5 & S6 who wish to apply to university this year and will have displays, talks, and interactive stands  from UCAS experts, many universities, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland,  employers and gap year specialists.

Please give your name to your guidance teacher ASAP to secure your place.

Study Leave Consent forms

Study Leave Consent forms

Individual exam timetables will be issued to pupils tomorrow.  Tomorrow is also the deadline for return of consent forms for study leave (S5 and S6 only).

If you have not yet made a return please see the relevant link below.  Pupils without returns will be denied study leave.

S5 & S6 Information Letter and reply slip

S5 and S6 pupils have the option of study leave. A reply slip is included at the foot of the S5/6 letter.

Electronic returns can also be made using the link previously emailed to parents/carers.  Electronic returns will close at 11am tomorrow.


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