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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.

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

 

 

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)

 

 

Students applying to study at RGU.

Students applying to study at RGU.

On Wednesday 22nd March Kirsty Mackay, our RGU Hub officer will be in Alford Academy.

All pupils who have applied to RGU will have received an email with a QR code to scan and book an appointment with Kirsty to discuss their application and any queries they have regarding Uni – funding, accommodation etc.

You can simply book an appointment at a time that suits best during the hub day.  The appointments are not mandatory and are available to students if they wish to attend. It is a casual chat but will hopefully answer any queries they do have.

Please check your emails if you have applied to RGU and would welcome this input and help.

How to apply for a Scottish Apprenticeship – Thursday 9th March

How to apply for a Scottish Apprenticeship – Thursday 9th March

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is delivering a national webinar for senior phase pupils, parents and carers on How to apply for a Scottish Apprenticeship on the 9th of March.

 

The session will include a panel discussion with SDS Careers adviser, Apprentice employer and an Apprenticeship offering their experiences and advice.

Join Skills Development Scotland in our webinar for senior pupils, parents and careers on ‘How to apply for a Scottish Apprenticeships’ as part of #ScotAppWeek23.

Find out about apprenticeships and get tips on the application process.

Sign up https://fal.cn/3vZK8

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

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.     

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