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SQA results

We would like to wish everyone all the best for the SQA results, due today. If you need help or advice with any aspect of your SQA exam results please contact your school or the SQA .

Blog Holiday

We’re taking a break from normal blog posts now until schools return tho’ you’ll still be able to find our annual SQA link here when results come out next month. We continue to work through applications as quickly as we can and currently within the timescales detailed below.

Young people in receipt of EMA under the Activity Agreement scheme will receive payment fortnightly while they continue to attend their learning programme over the summer.  If you have a query about your payment please contact Activity Agreements in the first instance.

If you need any further information please check our main page on the Falkirk Council website for general information and FAQ’s or contact us.

We hope you have a happy and safe summer holiday

EMA Payment

The next fortnightly payment is complete and reaches accounts on the 4th July. This includes payment for attendance in weeks ended 20th & 27th June.

As before if you have a query about the amount received please contact your school/activity agreement worker in the first instance.

EMA 13/14 – S6 Pupils & other leavers

A reminder that pupils who were in S6 and have now completed their exams, or those who have submitted a leaver’s certificate, are no longer entitled to be considered for payment.   Only pupils who have now returned to timetabled classes may be paid until the end of term. 

If you’ve now left school, we wish you all the best for the future.

Fortnightly Payment Due

The next fortnightly payment is complete and reaches accounts on 6th June. This includes payment for attendance in weeks ended 23rd & 30th May.

As before if you have a query about the amount received please contact your school/activity agreement worker in the first instance.

EMA Payment

The next fortnightly payment is complete and reaches accounts tomorrow, Friday 22nd May. This includes payment for attendance in weeks ended 8th & 15th May.

As before if you have a query about the amount received please contact your school/activity agreement worker in the first instance.

SQA Exams

A quick reminder as exam season approaches that EMA will continue to be paid over your study leave, providing you adhere to your school’s official study leave dates and, of course, attend your exams.

For advice and help over the study period why not check out the websites below?

BBC Brainsmart – ever wished you could get your brain to work better? Explore how to revise effectively, manage stress &      prepare mentally for a big event.

SQA Study Guides are designed to help you prepare for your exams no matter what subject you are studying. Tips and advice on how to achieve the results you want.  Also remember to sign up soon at My SQA if you want to receive your results by text or email.

 BBC Bitesize  – A secondary school revision resource for students featuring written content, interactive content, audio, video and games.

 

And finally, we wish you all the very best for your exams!

EMA 13-14 Closed

EMA for this current 13-14 academic year has now closed and no new applications can be accepted.  If you’ve recently applied and had your application returned under query for more information, please provide this as soon as possible.

A request has been placed to remove the 13-14 application forms from the main Falkirk Council website but unfortunately this has not yet been actioned.  Please do not print these forms as they can no longer be used.

Applications for the new 14-15 session should be available from mid-June – further information will be posted here in due course.

EMA Team Monday 17th March

Apologies but there will be limited cover only for EMA enquiries today, Monday 17th March. Please see common queries below –  if you don’t find the answer you need, either email us and we’ll pick up asap or call us from tomorrow. 

  • Payment/non-payment – contact your school or Activity Agreement worker first. Check the payment timetable or your handbook.
  • New applications – check the guidance/checklist and send into us as soon as possible, even if incomplete.  As already detailed on the application form, in previous posts and publications, the EMA sessions closes to new applicants on 31st March. No new applications can be accepted after that date. 
  • General info & FAQs – see our main page on the Falkirk Council website or our list of FAQs.

Payment Holiday

As detailed in your payment timetable, next week will be the last payment made for this term.  There will be no further payment due until 10th January and that payment will be for attendance for week ended 20th December.

Our usual payment run confirmation should still be updated here next week but there will be a reduced EMA service from Friday 20th December.  The answers to most general queries can be found here, on our main EMA page of the Falkirk Council website or on our Glow group (see our “Links” section on the right hand side).  More detailed queries can be directed to the team week beginning 6th January. 

EMA Team hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 




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