S4 Exams – 15th May to 1st June inclusive

S4 Exams – 15th May to 1st June inclusive

As you may be aware your son/daughter has embarked on a two year S4 and S5 pathway at Hillhead High School and will not be sitting SQA exams this year. However, a diet of internal fourth year exams will commence during the month of May. These exams are intended to simulate the assessment conditions students will experience, both in the forthcoming winter prelim exam diet during S5, and the final SQA exam diet that will follow in May 2019. Exams will take place for almost all subjects and the timings have been communicated to students through an exam timetable. These exams, and the resulting outcomes, combined with on-going class based assessments, are useful in informing next steps and also final presentation levels. Results will be shared in parental reports in June.

So as to develop positive habits essential to exam success, and to ensure smooth running of the exam timetable students have been instructed to report 30 minutes ahead of each exam. At this point they will be registered by one of the Senior Management Team in the Assembly Hall. Pupils have been fully briefed on the process at assemblies.

Given the different timings of the exams pupils are not required to attend classes during the exam diet. If you do wish your child to attend classes during this exam diet then they should follow their new S5 timetable and report to their class teachers. Please note, no homework will be issued during the exam diet so as to allow pupils time for revision.

May I wish your child every success in these exams and thank you for ongoing support.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Mr John Meechan, DHT in charge of S4.

Yours sincerely,

Karen McAlaney




Oxford and Cambridge Undergraduate Admissions Talk – 15th March 2018


Oxford and Cambridge Explained and Student Life

These sessions are mainly aimed at S5 students, but can also be helpful for younger years considering Oxford or Cambridge. We warmly encourage parents to attend too.

The Oxford and Cambridge Explained presentation covers all aspects of student life and the admissions process for the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, including course choice, the college system, tutorial teaching, admissions tests and interviews. We aim to leave students feeling much better informed about what applying to, and studying at, Oxford or Cambridge would involve, as well as to break down any misconceptions about that might deter students from making an application. The sessions will be delivered by Undergraduate Admissions & Outreach staff from both universities and where possible supported by current students who will share their experiences.

The session is open to young people and their parents across Glasgow and if you wish to attend please click on the link to register for the event.


The link is: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oxford-and-cambridge-undergraduate-admissions-talk-glasgow-evening-tickets-41943091917


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