A National Parent Forum focus group to take place in East Renfrewshire.
The focus group will seek parents views on CfE , its implementation and ongoing development not just in East Renfrewshire but in other areas and parents from outwith East Renfrewshire will also be attending.
The focus group takes place this Wednesday in Mearns Castle High at 7pm.
CfE aims to achieve a transformation in education by providing a coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum, assessment and qualifications system from 3 to 18.
The introduction of new qualifications is part of this, with the aim of reflecting the new style of learning, which places an emphasis on skills and knowledge and tests the understanding and application of knowledge as well as facts.
We would like to hear whether you as a parent feel that CfE is achieving these ambitions for you as a parent and for your children as they embark on their CfE journey.
We will feedback this parental perspective at all discussions surrounding education at a National Policy level, including the CfE Management Board, and hope that it will provide information to feed into the OECD report.
If you’d like to book a place, or would like more information, please contact our East Renfrewshire rep Joe McLachlan firstname.lastname@example.org Travel expenses can be reimbursed.
There are excellent revision resources available on the school’s website for you to use when revising.
You will find exam level questions (and answers!) for each area of the course.
Attempting these should make up a significant part of your study time.
Remember, if you are unable to do a question then ask you teacher for help!
Good luck with your examinations!
The National Parent Forum of Scotland has recommended some resources to support learing in National 5 courses. The links to these resources have been placed o the useful Links for parents page.
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Miss Ferguson has updated her Glow blog for National 5 Modern Studies pupils to help with their revision for the upcoming exams. You will need your GLOW login to see the blog.
Click here to go to the blog.
There will be a short meeting for pupils attending the Business and ICT Live Conference in Disneyland Paris during lunch at 12.30 pm on Wednesday 25 February 2015 in room A17.
It is very important that every pupil attending the trip attends this meeting. Any problems with this please come and see Mrs Sloan before Wednesday.
Summer Immersion Course 2015 involves a two week trip to Beijing and Tianjin.
The course includes Mandarin lessons, cultural lessons and sightseeing. Students contribute £500 towards the trip cost.
More information available in the S5 noticeboard outside Mrs O’Donnell’s office
A letter has been issued to S4 and S5 pupils concerning an information evening at Glasgow Clyde College on Thursday 19th February and at Glasgow West College (Paisley Campus) on Tuesday 17th February.
Please click here to read the letter.
Mr Phillips and Ms O’Donnell have sent home a letter inviting fourth and fifth year parents and carers to an Options Information Evening which will take place on Monday 2nd February.
The evening will take the form of a presentation covering the choices which require to be made by pupils as they progress into S5/S6, the support offered by the school in making these choices and the nature of the S5/S6 curriculum.
Click here to read the letter.
The excellent work completed by our pupils has now been published on the BBC Website. Click on the links below to view the work.
We are currently seeking to recruit a teacher of French and Spanish.
We require an appropriately qualified teacher to temporarily cover a 0.4 fte job-share teacher of French and Spanish post.
The position will be on a Monday and Tuesday from late January 2015 at least until Friday 1 May 2015.
If you are appropriately qualified and are interested in the post please contact Mr Smith, Head Teacher, at the school