S4 – National 5 Assessment Calendar (Term 2)

Dear Parent/Carer,

An assessment calendar was issued to all S4 pupils undertaking N5 courses this year.

This calendar contains ALL key assessments for S4 for ALL subjects. Pupils should highlight relevant assessments to ensure they are aware of when assessments are scheduled.

All assessments will be undertaken in class time. For some assessments, where more than a period is required in one sitting, an additional period will follow where they will continue to perform the assessment rather than go to their next class. No pupil will sit an assessment that is longer than a double period.

We are very aware that this is a stressful time for S4 pupils and we will continue to support and help all of them in any way we possibly can. We are running revision classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays where we will model revision techniques that we know work and are valued by our senior pupils. Please encourage your child to attend. These take place in the Library and are run by Mr Beaton DHT and Mrs Allan PT Social Subjects directly after school.

I will share the assessment calendar for term three – January – March before the Christmas break.

Please sit down and help your child prepare and plan their study plans. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch  if you have any queries or need any advice or any particular resources and I will do my best to provide any support required.

Kind Regards:

Mr Beaton


0141 577 2100

(All assessments are ‘key’ and pupils will receive all ASN supports they are entitled to for all SQA assessments.)

S4 – National 5 Assessment Calendar (Term 2)

GO4SET – STEM Competition (S2 Students Only)

Barrhead High are planning to run the Go4SET STEM competition again this year. This is organised by EDT and involves S2 students (only) working as a team, supported by a mentor from industry, to solve a real-life STEM problem.

The competition starts in November and at this stage I am looking for six S2 students (or more) to get involved with this exciting opportunity.

The project will run differently from previous years. There will be more virtual meetings with our industry mentor, but we are hoping to expose our students to more STEM experts by simply taking advantage of technology,

If you are interested in the competition, then let Mr Boag (Maths) know ASAP. At this stage we have one mentor that can support one team of six students, although it may be possible to run more teams if there are a number of students interested.

It is important that students volunteering for this competition realise that this club will run at lunch time and after school – and may require us to work virtually most of the time.  It is also important that students do not start the competition and then drop-out. #We’re-in-it-to-win-it



To support World Mental Health Day and the SAMH Charity- The Scottish Association for Mental Health- our S6 are leading a whole school ‘Stomp’. We are asking pupils, staff, family and friends to climb as many stairs as possible over the October break to help us reach the ‘Ultimate Stomp’ of 22,500 stairs. Please take as many photos and videos as possible and get involved. Pictures can be uploaded on to year group google classrooms or tweeted to school.


East Renfrewshire Council

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