Summative Assessment – Pupil Information

A Groupcall message has been sent out to the parents/carers of all S4-S6 pupils today regarding the protocols in place for the Summative Assessments: see below.

Protocols for pupils:

  • Ensure that you know the location and time of each assessment: Summative Assessment timetable, Session 2017-18.
  • Make sure you arrive in good time for each assessment (at least 10 minutes before the start of the exam).
  • Ensure bags are left in designated areas: Chief Invigilator will provide this information.
  • Mobile phones must be switched off and left in bags.
  • Pupils must sit in assigned seat if this has been allocated to you.  Please note, some subjects will allocate you a seat on arrival.
  • You will be required to remain in the hall for the full duration of the assessment unless the Chief Invigilator authorises otherwise.
  • Please bring appropriate equipment to the examination venue, e.g. black or blue pen (erasable pens must not be used),  ruler, calculator, dictionary (where permitted).
  • Listen carefully to any special instructions issued by the invigilator.
  • Complete all rough working on examination booklet or paper provided for the purpose.
  • Pupils must return to their normal timetabled class after each assessment.
  • No assessment materials i.e. question booklets or answer booklets should be removed from the exam venue.

Younger pupils will be expected to move around the school quietly to ensure that they do not disrupt exams with excessive noise.

Finally, ‘good luck’ to everyone sitting exams over the next three to four weeks.

Regional finalists!

Congratulations to James Duncan (S2), James Painter (S3), Anna McAllister (S3) and Cameron Anderson (S4) who have made it through to the regional final of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s “Top of the bench” competition.

The Bell Baxter team came from behind to narrowly defeat Perth Academy, 54 – 52.  Next stop, the final (Fife, Perth, Dundee & Angus) at St Andrews University in late January.

Burgh Chambers Group visit

As part of the Cupar Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme, a group of pupils have been involved in visits and activities linked to the regeneration of the Burgh Chambers in Cupar.  Yesterday saw the Burgh Chambers Group visit the The Engine Shed in Stirling.

The Engine Shed – run by Historic Environment Scotland – are a dedicated building conservation centre.  The visit included a tour of The Engine Shed; a presentation from Dr. Moses Jenkins on energy efficiency in traditional buildings, and a presentation/training from Dr. Maureen Young on the use of thermal cameras.  The presentations were really valuable as they helped pull together the relevance of various topics which have been covered by the pupils at the Burgh Chambers during the year.

The pupils received training on the use of thermal cameras – see the multi-coloured photographs above – as part of the training delivered during the visit.

The Technologies staff and pupils would like to thank The Engine Shed for allowing the Burgh Chambers Group to learn more about building conservation.

'I am being prepared for life' (Ad vitam paror)

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