College Friday Courses 2020-2021 Now Open!!

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Applications for next years Friday college courses are now live on the UHI website. They can be viewed by going to:

As with last year, you will find courses being offered to Grantown pupils under the school badge. We would like to also draw your attention to a new addition, the S6 Experience badge, which highlight courses particularly suited to pupils moving into S6 next year. This includes a wide selection of programmes from Level 5 to 8 with a range of delivery methods.

Please note that the closing date is the 23rd March. This is the date when all applications and references must be submitted by.  Interview dates will be advertised on the website in due course and will take place between 14-22 April 2020.

If you wish to apply or wish more information please see a member of the Guidance Department.

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Prelims Day 3

Looks like pupils forgot there were Prelims on following the weekend. Quite a few wondering past the “No Entry! Exam in Progress” signs to get to destination. Lets see if we can up our game everyone and leave those sitting Prelims in peace and quiet.

Prelims Day2

Pupils were very respectful towards those sitting their exams throughout the day on Day 1. There was some self-policing and shooshing towards each other when moving from class to class as well as break and lunch time. Well done! Keep that going for the whole Prelim time 😀

Reach event – So you want to Study Law – University of Aberdeen – 4th March 2020

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The University of Aberdeen Reach Project would like to invite your S4-5 pupils who are interested in studying Law to our ‘So you want to study Law?’ career insight day on Wednesday 4h March 2020. The event is due to run from 10.00am- 3.30pm.

Pupils attending the event will have the opportunity to:

  • Take part in interactive workshops with University of Aberdeen lecturers, legal professionals from Brodies and current law students
  • Meet current law students to discover what studying law at the University of Aberdeen is like
  • Learn about the admissions process, entrance requirements and careers prospects from our admissions selector and careers department

Participants are required to bring their own packed lunch to the event. Pupils are to wear their uniform where possible.  

How to book

Places are limited to 5 pupils per school and will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Early booking is therefore recommended. Please book your places by email to Emily Hoey, Reach Project Officer at

The University of Aberdeen welcomes visits and applications from students with additional needs. If your pupils or the accompanying teacher(s) have any access requirements for the event (e.g. physical access or requirement for information in alternative format), please let me know.

If you require any further information, please see you Guidance Teacher or contact REACH direct using the email above.

Drama Courses at UHI

Inverness College UHI offers a range of Drama courses from access to degree level, from taster opportunities to the development of advanced practical and analytical skills. The one week Summer School, UHI Drama: Performer Preparation is aimed at young people wanting to try out Drama but who have had limited opportunity to do so. It also supports students intending to audition and apply for Drama courses at Higher Education level. The NPA Acting and Performance is a year course running on Fridays and aimed at senior phase pupils; it offers performance training as well as introducing analytical approaches and production skills, so it is ideal for students interested in theatre but as yet unsure which aspect to pursue. HNC Acting and Performance is offered full and part-time and emphasises key performance skills such as voice, movement and acting and is a tried and tested foundation for further study and/or career progression in theatre. Our innovative degree BA (Hons) Drama and Production is delivered in Inverness and Shetland and entails face to face learning as well as video conferencing and the use of Brightspace, our virtual learning environment. It is a unique performance and production skills focussed degree, based on the premise that a successful career in the sector requires performance, devising, and production skills. The programme aims to exploit the current production skills gap in the sector and has a strong employment focus.

All drama courses are delivered by a team of experienced teachers, academics and theatre practitioners and they offer a progression route taking the theatre beginner to professional performance and postgraduate levels of knowledge, skill and ability.

Many thanks

The Schools Team

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