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.
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.
“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
Please see below if you are interested in apprenticeships within STEM subjects. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
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
e-Sgoil are pleased to launch their study support webinar programme for 2021-22. A timetable overview for the weekly live webinars starting on 6th September is shown on the image below. More information and the form for learners to register is on our website: e-sgoil.com/study-support/
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.
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.
A new page has been added to our Pupil Support Site providing support for pupils with assessments. The page can be accessed by pupils by selecting the Pupil Support tile in Glow.
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.
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 www.myworldofwork.co.uk .
- 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 – Gallowgate and Altens
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 www.nescol.ac.uk, 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 – https://nescol.blackboard.com/
They sign in with their student email@example.com and normal password.
For those that have not accessed Blackboard their password would be initials and date of birth format:
WwDDMMYY example Ww050391
Prelim Timetable (v1.0) and Information Letters for S4 and S5/6 can be found at the above link, as well as having been sent by email to parents.