This week our senior phase pupils and S3 pupils who are sitting an SQA exam have received a Wellbeing pack to support them in the coming weeks. The pack includes information on exam stress, a self-care card, revision materials and some goodies.
Good luck to all our young people for the coming weeks!
If any S4-6 pupils were absent and have not collected their pack, please speak with Mrs J Munro (E1-50)
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
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.
Live weekly webinars are available across a range of subjects here.
The webinars are live or you can watch a recorded session to get help with your subjects. Use the link above to check out the Easter Support Study revision programme from e-sgoil. Less than 30 school days left before the exams start.
To help our senior phase pupils in the run up to their exams, and our BGE pupils who are needing a little extra help, the Maths Faculty have arranged a program of supported study sessions.
For BGE pupils this is two lunchtimes a week when they can drop in to a maths classroom, and seek help on anything they are struggling with – or just use the time to work on some maths with a teacher available to help if they get stuck.
For senior phase pupils we have a program of revision sessions running at lunchtime. In these sessions there will be teaching on specific topics. We also have after school supported study on a Monday and a Thursday – which is a session when pupils can come and seek help on specific areas they are struggling with.
Please see the attached program for the details of these sessions. If a pupil can’t make any of the sessions due to other commitments they should let their teacher know, and we will try and arrange an alternative time.
Pupils attending after school will need a parental consent form completed which they can obtain from their teacher.
The EAL Service have created videos to help parents/carers to support their children learning at home. The videos are currently in English and translations in the most common languages used by bilingual families in Aberdeenshire.
Topics in the videos cover:
Supporting learning at home
Logging into Glow
Adding tiles/apps to Glow
Using Microsoft Teams
Using Google Classrooms
To access the EAL Service website please click here.
Please find in the link below information on the various accessibility features which are available to help support learning.