S3 Exam Timetable

The S3 exam diet will take place between the 30th of April and the 11th May.  Over the exam fortnight our S3 will get their first experience of examinations.  They will sit a selection of single and double period assessments in their subjects at the level they are currently studying.

The exams will give the S3 an opportunity to practise their exam technique under timed conditions.  Some of the exams will take place in the Games Hall currently being used for the ‘real’ SQA exams.  With the N5 exams having increased in duration recently, this is a vital experience for our S3 students as they develop their exam technique and experience the reality of exam pressure a year ahead of the final exams.

Students and parents/carers can click on the link below to see the exam timetable in full. Remember, the timetable covers all of the exams taking place for every pupil – pupils will only sit the exams that take place when they have that subject in their timetable.

S3 Exams Timetable 

Easter School Arrangements

We are delighted to announce that our Easter School arrangements have been finalized for this year.

Over the last few weeks the senior students have been signing-up for revision classes in a variety of subjects.

We hope that students make the most of this opportunity, and make great strides in their learning as they prepare for their SQA examinations.

The school office will be open during school hours and a Depute Head Teacher will be available should you have any concerns or questions.


Easter School Timetable

S3 DofE Parents’ Information Evening – 22nd March @ 7pm

A reminder to all S3 Duke of Edinburgh students and their parents that we have a Parents’ Information Evening tonight (22nd March) starting at 7pm in room 013.

The main focus of tonight’s meeting is the procedures and plans around the upcoming DofE expeditions that will take place in June and September.


If you are unable to attend the meeting, then please read the following information:

  1. DofE Powerpoint Presentation
  2. Rucksack adjustment video
  3. Lyme Disease & Ticks leaflet

Thank you

Holiday Activities

Note There are some activities for up to  age12 and a few in Williamwood HS and Mearns Castle HS) for up to age 16.
East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure’s  holiday activities are now available for booking.

We are proud at ERCL to have an array of fantastic, supportive and enthusiastic coaches who strive daily towards building an active, healthier and positive future for you and your family!

Rest assured, you and your child(ren) can learn and develop in a fun, safe and friendly environment, where you can hone skills to use for the rest of your lives.

To view our activities, please click on the following link for Holiday Activities and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Additionally, please find attached a link for our current gym & fitness promotional offer, a free one day gym pass simply follow the link, fill in your details and we will do the rest. We would love to see you at any one of our four centre’s across East Renfrewshire – Barrhead Foundry, Eastwood Park Leisure, Eastwood High Sports Centre & Neilston Leisure – come on down and Find Your Fitness!


Sports Development

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Limited

Pi Day Competitions

A number of S1 and S2 students have been memorising Pi in preparation of today – PI DAY 2018.

Well done to Blair who set a new Barrhead High School record of 104 decimal places!!








Aiysha did very well, coming second only to Blair, by reciting Pi to 33 decimal places, and winning the girls prize!


It’s STEM Week 2018



This week is British Science Week 2018 – celebrating everything STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths).

In school, all students will be given a presentation highlighting some amazing science facts, and given the opportunity to get involved in a science treasure hunt (prizes for the winners!).

For parents, discussing STEM skills and careers is a great way to inspire your child. We hope this STEM Careers Activity Pack will help with this.


Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Week 2018

Due to the heavy snow, our planned trips to Arnold Clark and the Glasgow Clyde College Apprenticeship Event had to be cancelled.

However, there are a number of exciting modern apprenticeship programmes currently open.

Arnold Clark (Closing Date: 8th March)



Morgan Stanley (Closing Date: 9th March)



Scottish Power (Closing Date: 25th March)



Please speak to your pupil support teacher if you are looking for help in completing an online application.

Remember to look at apprenticeship.scot for details of other vacancies too!

S2 Parents’ Information Evening – postponed from last week

The S2 parents information meeting about option pathways going into S3 was postponed last Tuesday due to the weather. It will now take place tomorrow Tuesday (6th March) at 7pm in the Big Steps area.

Pupils were given 2 booklets today. One gives a description of the courses potentially available (depending on uptake) and the other gives information about the choices, how they will be made and what supports we will have in place.

Please check in schoolbags!

Mr S

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