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S6 Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

As part of our S6 Induction we are giving every pupil in S6 the opportunity to complete their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. Pupils received expedition training prior to the summer break and they should now be working on their Physical, Skill and Volunteering sections of the award.

Starting this Wednesday the 1st of September, we will be running walking expeditions for our pupils. Pupils will be informed of the dates of their expeditions and given consent forms in advance.

Each expedition will consist of 2 day walks of about 10-12km each day. The walks will start and finish at the school and pupils will return home each evening. Pupils should wear comfortable clothing a footwear, including layers to protect from the cold and waterproofs in case of rain. The school has a large collection of equipment that is available to borrow, please contact Mr Richardson or Mr Gillespie if you require any kit.

Pupils also have to cook a meal as part of their expedition, please bring a meal that can be cooked on a camp stove, for example fresh pasta, noodles etc. Pupils have been given examples of meals.


Expeditions will leave the school at 9am so pupils should arrive at 8.15 on the day of their expedition to prepare.

The expedition dates are;


Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd September

Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th September

Further expeditions TBC

S5- Career Ready Application Now Open

Applications are now open for the Career Ready programme. Through this programme you will have the following opportunities;
  • Paired with a mentor from the world of work who you will meet about 5 times in S5 and 5 times in S6.
  • 6 Masterclasses in S5 and 6 Masterclasses in S6 where you will learn lots of usual information and gain important skills to prepare you for the world of work.
  • Complete a 4 week paid internship in industry
  • Gain an incredible experience that will look fantastic on applications forms for university, college or employment.
  • The available work places are varied and come from a variety of industries- please see career ready website for more.
If you would like more information, please see here-
If you need any other information please let me know,
Mr Richardson.

S5 Duke of Edinburgh Opportunity

As part of their S6 induction, all current S5 pupils will have the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Bronze Level.

This is a fantastic opportunity for them to develop their confidence, resilience and team work skills in preparation for applying to university, college or employment.


Please see this letter and PowerPoint for more information and speak to Mr Richardson if you have any questions.

S6 DofE Letter

S6 DofE Introduction Presentation

S5 Pupils- College Course Offering for S6.

There is an option to study a course at college as part of your S6 studies. This is a great opportunity to try something different and achieve a qualification that isn’t on offer in school.
Below are some videos/ links that explain more about what each course involves and also how to apply. It is very important that you let Mr Richardson know when you apply and what courses you apply for.
Registration link

The registration portal can be accessed on the link below.

Senior Phase College Course Introduction Film

List of Courses (more information attached and videos below show more about each course)

Course Level College Campus
Hospitality FA 4 City City
NPA in Bakery 4 City City
NPA Professional Cookery 4 City City
Up in the air and on the Ground 4/5 City City
Introduction to Your Future: Health, Child & Social Care 5 City City
NPA Radio & Podcasting 5 City City
NQ Introduction to Construction Skills 5 City City
SFW Financial Services 5 City City
Supply Chain Operations 5 City City
Intro to Marketing, Advertising & PR 6 City City
NPA Criminology 6 City City
NPA Cyber Security 6 City City
NPA Health & Social Care: Skills for Practice 6 City City
NPA Legal Studies 6 City City
NPA Social Services, Children & Young People 6 City City
NPA Television Production 6 City City
NPA Computer Games Development 5 Clyde Anniesland
SFW Early Learning and Childcare 5 Clyde Anniesland
Sport Through Coaching 6 Clyde Anniesland
Construction 4 Clyde Cardonald
Creative Beauty Skills and Hair Styling 4 Clyde Cardonald
Fashion & Textile Technology 5 Clyde Cardonald
Inspire Your Future 5 Clyde Cardonald
TV Production 5 Clyde Cardonald
Cyber Security 6 Clyde Cardonald
Data & Artificial Intelligence 6 Clyde Cardonald
Fashion & Textile Technology 6 Clyde Cardonald
NPA Horticulture 4 Clyde Langside
SFW Early Learning and Childcare 4 Clyde Langside
Web Design 5 Clyde Langside
Automotive Skills 4 Glasgow Clyde Anniesland
Beauty and Complementary Therapy Skills 4 Glasgow Clyde Langside
Automotive FA 4 Glasgow Kelvin Springburn
Construction FA 4 Kelvin East End
Introduction to Cafe Culture 4 Kelvin East End
SFW Early Learning and Childcare 4 Kelvin East End
Current Trends in Hairdressing & Make-up 4 Kelvin Easterhouse
SFW Early Learning and Childcare 4 Kelvin Easterhouse
Sound Production:Recording 5 Kelvin Easterhouse
Higher Dance 6 Kelvin Easterhouse
Professional Theatre Preparation 6 Kelvin Easterhouse
Construction FA 4 Kelvin Springburn
Intro to Adventure Sport & Fitness 4 Kelvin Springburn
Uniformed and Emergency Services 4 Kelvin Springburn
National 5 Psychology 5 Kelvin Springburn
NPA Building Services Engineering 5 Kelvin Springburn
NPA Construction 5 Kelvin Springburn
SFW Early Learning and Childcare 5 Kelvin Springburn
HNC Mechanical Engineering 7 Kelvin Springburn

Courses in more detail

Prospectus Courses

Senior Phase Automotive and Engineering Glasgow Clyde College

Senior Phase Beauty and Complementary Therapy Skills Glasgow Clyde College

Senior Phase Early Learning and Childcare Glasgow Clyde College

Senior Phase Hairdressing Glasgow Kelvin College

Senior Phase NPA Construction Kelvin College

Senior Phase NPA Television Production City of Glasgow College

Senior Phase Professional Theatre Preparation Glasgow Kelvin College

Senior Phase 4-7 Recruitment Event 21 Feb 2019 City of Glasgow College

Senior Phase SFW Sport and Recreation Glasgow Clyde College

Senior Phase Skills for Work Automotive Skills Glasgow Kelvin College

Senior Phase Up in the Air and Down on the Ground City of Glasgow College

Senior Phase Young Women into Construction City of Glasgow College

COP26 Volunteer Programme

The UK will host the international summit at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021 and Glasgow City Council is looking for a team of around 1000 friendly, outgoing and enthusiastic volunteers to support the staging of this globally significant event.


Anyone interested in volunteering is invited to step forward and submit their application at Applications are open now until Wednesday, 31 March.


These vital climate talks are expected to bring together the largest gathering of heads of state ever hosted in the UK, alongside climate experts and campaigners, to agree coordinated action to tackle the climate emergency.


A variety of volunteer roles will be available in both Glasgow and Edinburgh, including providing information on the conference and the venues, supporting delegates staying in and travelling around the city, and promoting the best of what Glasgow and Scotland has to offer.


Foundation Apprenticeship Applications Open-11/01/21

Applications for Foundation Apprenticeships open today 11/01/21 for pupils in S5 who are returning to school for S6.

Please see below message shared with S5 pupils today via Teams

Foundation Apprenticeship applications for S6 open today. You should have recently seen a presentation from Tracey Parker about Foundation Apprenticeships, I have attached it below for anyone who would like to revisit it.
Foundation Apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity to experience college/ the work place before you leave school. They allow you to achieve a Level 6 qualification which is equivalent to a Higher. They take place all day on a Tuesday and a Thursday which means you will have to think carefully about your subject commitments for next year. Below is the process for applying
  1. You apply via this website-
  2. Select apply now (S6 applications) top right hand corner of page.
  3. Choose which course(s) you would like to apply for
  4. Don’t worry if it asks for a teacher reference, just submit and I will fill this out later.
  5. Send me an email once you have applied.
If you have any questions at all please let me know. Spaces fill up fast and are first come, first served so I would recommend applying quickly. Even if you are not 100% sure you want to do it, it is easier to withdraw from the course than to be accepted at a later date so just go for it.
Kind regards,
Mr Richardson.