SQA exam timetable

This is how the final exam timetable looks for our young people this year. We’re allowed to alter start times ever so slightly so have done so for a few exams with listening elements in order to avoid bells. A few rooming arranagments have still to be confirmed and pupils will not receive their individual timetables for a few weeks but they can start planning around these dates and times.

Happy studying everyone!

GGS SQA 2020 exam timetable

Sending code into space

Pupils will be learning how to create simple messages using Python during the next few weeks in computing classes. These small programs will be uploaded to the International Space Station where the code will run on an Astro Pi device, take readings and give messages to the astronauts.

Information for pupils is in Classroom and on the Mission Zero site.

Mission Zero 'Patch' Logo

University of St Andrews S4-S5 Summer School

 Sunday 7 June to Wednesday 10 June 2020

What is it?

This Summer School is a great opportunity to spend some time at the University, finding out what life is like for a student.  It is a residential programme so you will be staying in a hall of residence at the University and taking part in a range of activities, both academic and recreational.

The St Andrews Summer School is open to pupils between the summer of S4 and S5 from Fife, Argyll & Bute, the Western Isles, the Highlands, Orkney and Shetland.

What will I be doing?

The activities and sessions for the Summer School have been designed to give you a taster of a range of different academic subjects.  This way you will find out more about what subjects universities can offer and what might suit you.

You will also take part in sessions designed to help you build up the study skills you will need to support you at school as well as progressing on to university. 

Of course, it would not be a true university experience without a taster of the social side of things!  During the programme you’ll have the opportunity to take part in a range of social activities including sports, quizzes and film nights as well as staying in student accommodation.

What does it cost?

The Summer School is free to attend and the University will cover the cost of your travel to and from St Andrews. Please note that the university will only cover the cheapest form of travel for the pupil attending the summer school only. This does not include additional travellers or hotel stays. You will only have to bring spending money for your lunch and any other personal use.

How do I apply?

Go and see your Guidance teacher and complete the application form and return it via post or email by the specified deadline of Friday 27th March 2020.

My SQA exam study app

With only 10 more calendar weeks till the first SQA the SQA My Study Plan app may be worth downloading.

The app will allow you create your own personalised study plan based on your exam times, their importance and when you want to study.

Once the plan is created you can view and edit it to further meet your needs. You can share your plan as a printable calendar or list. You can track study progress using the study timer and get reminders on the days you plan to study.

Available for Apple and Android devices.

Saltire Award

Saltire Award Certificate

Congratulations to the following pupils on receiving their Saltire Award certificates today.

Abigail Sinclair – 100 hours volunteering

Andrew Airey – 100 hours volunteering

Jade MacDonald – 25 hours volunteering

Battlefields Trip – 2 days to go

With the recent storms moving into Europe it is suggested that pupils take some wellies in a plastic bag. As many of the battlefield/trench sites are outdoors they may be muddy so wellies would be advised.

Remember meet at 6.45am as the bus leaves at 7am sharp. Teacher will be there bleary eyed with strong coffee in hand.