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NESCol additional help for Higher pupils

NESCol additional help for Higher pupils

We are pleased to make you aware of short courses which are on offer at NESCOL to assist candidates in preparing for end of year exams in Higher Sciences and Maths. All sessions are at Aberdeen City Campus, but physics is also available at Fraserburgh Campus.

 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 that have been identified as poorly answered in previous exams.

 In previous years these sessions have been oversubscribed, so we would encourage early booking from any interested individuals.

 Further details of all courses may be found on the links below.

 

Preparation for Higher Biology – commencing 27th February (Aberdeen City Campus)

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

 

Preparation for Higher Chemistry – commencing 15th  March (Aberdeen City Campus)

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

 

Preparation for Higher Maths –  commencing 1st or 7th March (Aberdeen City Campus)

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

 

Preparation for Higher Physics – commencing 16th March (Aberdeen City and Fraserburgh Campus)

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

 

Preparation for Higher Computing Science – commencing 29th March (Aberdeen City Campus)

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

 

For further information on Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Biology please contact Douglas Fraser douglas.fraser@nescol.ac.uk or for Computing Science please contact Ben Thorn b.thorn@nescol.ac.uk

Prefect Applications

Prefect Applications

We would like to share with you the opportunity for all current S3, S4 and S5 pupils to apply for a Prefect position commencing this term (please note session 2021/22 S5 Prefects are to reapply for an S6 Prefect position should they wish to continue). This year, we are delighted to offer the Prefect position to new S4 pupils as well as S5/6. An application form can be found below and paper copies will also be available on Tuesday morning.  The deadline for applications is end of school day Thursday 9 June.

Prefect Application Form

S5 Horizons – RGU Study skills, Exam preparation and Project Trust

S5 Horizons – RGU Study skills, Exam preparation and Project Trust

On Tuesday 22 March, Robert Gordon University delivered a workshop to the S5s on note taking and revision skills. This included identifying what type of learning style, what learning methods to use to be an effective learner as well as exam preparation tips. They also covered how to manage your mental wellbeing; what affects our mental health, what can we change and how we can find support. The pupils comments were:

 

Really helpful and in depth, I learned what learning style works best for me

It was interesting and useful

Very interactive session, good because of personal examples used

Helpful and informative

 

Project Trust also delivered a presentation on taking a gap year and volunteering with project trust overseas. Pupil comments were:

 

Great to hear about someone’s actual experience rather than an overview

I think what project trust is doing is amazing and I can’t wait to participate this year.

Definitely considering taking a gap year with project trust inspiring and informative

The presentation made me seriously consider going on a gap year with project trust. It seems like good life experience

The presentation I found really inspiring as it made me realise that there is maybe a good option of what to do after school as I still don’t know what I want to do after I leave school.     

National Qualification Easter Study Support -April 2022

National Qualification Easter Study Support -April 2022

Alford Academy pupils have an opportunity to register to sign up to live revision sessions in the Easter holidays. Please follow the link below if you are interested in attending these online revision sessions.

EASTER STUDY SUPPORT SCHOOL 2022

The e-Sgoil Easter Study Support programme runs between April 7th and April 14th, providing live interactive daytime webinars.

There will be eighty webinar groups covering sixty-six courses, ranging across levels from N4 through to N5, Higher and AH. Each group will meet for three different online sessions.

To view the full Easter Study Support timetable and find out how to register, follow the link to the Easter Study Support page HERE.

Senior Horizons- CV and Cover letter Session

Senior Horizons- CV and Cover letter Session

On Tuesday 1st March our senior pupils in S5 and S6 who will be leaving Alford Academy in summer 2022, were invited to take part in a practical session lead by our career advisor, to help write a CV in preparation for their future pathway.

The turn out was very good and pupils followed a step by step process to create their personal CV’s and covering letters.

The session was lead by Jemma Kinnaird, our Skills Development Scotland Career advisor and Aimee Maitland, our Developing the Young Workforce school coordinator.

After the session, pupils were equipped with an up to date CV ready for distributing to potential employers.

Pupils said:

“This was extremely helpful and informative and now I have a CV that I can use straight away and update regularly when I need to”.

“Very helpful and now I can write a CV. This helped me develop my personal CV and made me think of aspects to add to my CV that I wouldn’t have considered”.

         

Scottish Apprenticeship Week S5/6

Scottish Apprenticeship Week S5/6

Scottish Apprenticeship Week

Please see below if you are interested in apprenticeships within STEM subjects. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

 

Apprentice Panel

Suitable for: Secondary school learners

Tuesday 8 March, 11.00 – 12.00, Teams Live

Hosted by school learners who are part of the Young STEM Leader Programme, where you will have the opportunity to hear from four STEM Ambassadors currently undertaking apprenticeships.  The Apprentices come from Dounreay, GE Caledonian, Graham Construction and Rolls Royce.  This is a great chance to learn more about apprenticeships, what they involve and the opportunities that are available.

Register here: https://www.stemambassadors.scot/event-details/stem-ambassador-apprentice-panel-hosted-by-young-stem-leaders

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